Blogs

8 Kids Who Stole Our Hearts in 2017

Source: Red Tricycle
Date: December 26, 2017
In front of 700 people, 10-year-old Saylor Burgoyne proudly walked across the stage to be crowned the 2018 Little Miss Arc Broward during the 5th Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant. As a contestant, she had displayed four pieces of her artwork (in addition to wearing a hand-painted dress of her own design) for the talent portion of the competition. “I like to be creative and wear clothes that I have painted on that become art,” she says. “Art and fashion both make me happy.”
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5th Annual Miss Arc Broward Highlights

By: Christopher Miller
Date: December 14, 2017
Relive the magic of the 5th Annual Miss Arc Broward: A Pageant to Empower Young Women with Disabilities presented by Holland & Knight, held on November 12, 2017 at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
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Local Girls Shine at Annual Miss Arc Broward Pageant

Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: November 29, 2017
On the day of the pageant, excitement was at an all-time high for everyone involved. Parents and loved ones sat in the audience while volunteers worked hard to support their daughters backstage. The love in the room was amplified by cheer squads assigned to contestants, making them feel like the ultimate rock star every time they were on stage.
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Weathering Storms for over 60 Years

Source: Exceptional Parenting Magazine
Date: November 27, 2017
That type of efficient teamwork was undeniable in early September, as Hurricane Irma, a then Category 5 storm, began barreling towards South Florida. Thanks to the longevity of Arc Broward’s leadership team, as well as the knowledge and proactive measures taken by its staff–including more than 400 Direct Support Professionals and caring advocates in our community– Arc Broward’s 66 adult residents, staff and its 10 locations across Broward County remained calm and above all, stayed safe prior to, during and after Hurricane Irma devastated the area.
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1st Time Contestant Crowned Miss Arc Broward

Source: WSVN 7 News Miami
Date: November 14, 2017
The inspiring contestants took over the stage at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale as part of the Fifth Annual Miss ARC Broward Pageant. The participants, between the ages of 8 and 16, said they were excited to be recognized for their talents and personality.
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Girls enjoy the spotlight during one-of-a-kind pageant

Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: November 2, 2017
Contestants with disabilities and life challenges will showcase their individuality during the Miss Arc Broward Pageant. It will take place Nov. 12 at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. The girls will showcase their individuality in the categories of evening wear, talent and personality. “Each contestant is empowered to share her talents and truly enjoy her moment in the spotlight,” said Brittany Stiles, who is co-chairing the event with Christina Shea. “If only for that day, Miss Arc Broward contestants can forget about their disabilities and just be another sparkling, spunky girl.”
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Perception is Not Reality

Source: Go Riverwalk Magazine
Date: November 1, 2017
Arc Broward is an organization that has been assisting people with disabilities for over 40 years. A primary emphasis has been to give job-seeking individuals a better opportunity to find a long-term career rather than a part-time job. This is no easy objective. The Florida Chamber Foundation reported that 63 percent of people with disabilities are not active in the workforce. The obstacles may be high, but many of these barriers are in the minds of potential employers and not in the hard work of the disabled.
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Arc Broward Honors National Disablity Employment Awareness Month

Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: November 1, 2017
The organization also encouraged local mayors and city commissioners to participate in recognizing the awareness month, with proclamations made throughout the county including Tamarac. The annual awareness campaign's purpose is to educate the community about disability employment issues, as well as highlight the contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This mission is closely related to the services Arc Broward offers to the community, as the organization provides various programs that help increase the employability of participants.
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Arc Tech “Mom” Feels Right at Home

By: Christopher Miller
Date: May 12, 2017
She then left. Fourteen years later, Arlene realized how much she missed the nonprofit organization and was hired in her current role. It’s been another three years, and this self-proclaimed “mother,” being the only female on the Arc Tech team, has no plans on leaving again. She’s feels right at home.
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Superstar in the IT Asset Industry

By: Christopher Miller
Date: April 21, 2017
For nearly six years as Arc Tech's IT Supervisor, Renald has led by example, continued to learn his craft and mentored numerous young adults enrolled in Arc Broward’s Material Handler Program. A native of Haiti, Renald moved to the United States in 2008. He has several years of college experience, mostly in electronic engineering in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and from Broward College and Atlantic Technology College in South Florida. He also has his A+ and Microsoft Refurbishing certifications.
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