Congratulations to Randy on his new position as a Marketing Office Assistant with The Arc Jacksonville! This holiday season help us answer 'What's Next?' for more individuals, like Randy, by making a donation to The Arc Jacksonville today!
As we reflect upon the past year, we are grateful for your support in making our community more inclusive. From everyone at The Arc Jacksonville, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and New Year! Original artwork created by Kyle Walsh, resident of The Arc Jacksonville Village. Kyle received his BFA from Florida State College of Jacksonville and is a cartoonist. He recently completed an internship with Indigo Arts where he learned about the art world. Kyle's goal is to work for an animation studio. You can see more of his work by following him on Instagram @autismcartoonist!
Sparc Young Professionals Group held a holiday social yesterday and created some amazing holiday cards for residents of The Arc Jacksonville's group homes! ❄️ Thanks to Aardwolf Brewery for having us and to all our attendees!
More on Sparc here: https://www.arcjacksonville.org/get-involved/young-professionals-group/
Intuition Able Solutions dropped by to donate art supplies, crafts, games and much more for the holidays! We are so appreciative of their generosity and thankful for this wonderful holiday gift to our program participants!
Village residents Jessica and Jimmy represented The Arc Jacksonville today during the Duval County Delegation's organizational meeting, sharing their successes with employment and independent living.
Jim Whittaker presented on the 2019 legislative priorities, in partnership with The Arc of Florida, to increase provider rates by 5% for Adult Day Training and Residential Group Homes for direct care staff, implement guidelines for the use of seclusion in public schools and document costs of room and board services provided in group homes.
Our next Sparc Young Professionals Group social will be held on Wednesday, December 12th from 6-8PM at Aardwolf Brewery. We are looking forward to a festive evening crafting and writing holiday cards to the residents of our group homes and The Arc Jacksonville Village, while enjoying food and drinks! ❄️ You can find more info on Sparc here: https://www.arcjacksonville.org/get-involved/young-professionals-group/
The City of Jacksonville and @florida.blue hosted a Hiring Abilities Symposium last week, helping to connect individuals seeking employment to potential employers. The Arc Jacksonville participated in the event and had six current and/or recently graduated On Campus Transition (OCT) job seekers attend, meet with potential employers and discover employment opportunities in Jacksonville. Thanks to all involved for supporting inclusive employment!
This Giving (Thanks) Tuesday, we are so grateful to our many employment and business partners in the Jacksonville community! From employment opportunities and job training programs to internships and more, they are an important step in us assisting all individuals in leading independent lives. Thank you!
Today is Giving Tuesday, so we wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who help us every day, our volunteers! You can find volunteers assisting with programming, teaching classes, upkeep of our facilities, administration, special projects, serving on committees and more. We appreciate your time and dedication so much! Thank you for all you do! #GivingThanksTuesday#givingtuesday
It’s Cyber Monday! While you are shopping your deals today, make sure to support The Arc Jacksonville through all of your purchases on Amazon! The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of all purchases to the organization of your choice. Make sure you have selected The Arc Jacksonville as your charity and are shopping on your computer browser through smile.amazon.com! #CyberMonday
Today and everyday, we are so thankful for our supporters, volunteers, employment partners and the Jacksonville community for allowing us to continue our mission of empowering people with intellectual and developmental differences! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season!