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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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People with Disabilities a Boon to Workforce

By: Dennis Haas and Julie Price
Date: August 2, 2017
According to an Income and Poverty analysis in the United States, working-age people with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty as those without disabilities. The 2017 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, distributed by United Way, indicates that 44 percent of households in Florida cannot afford basic needs including housing, child-care, food, health care, and transportation. This suggests a staggering 90 percent of Floridians with disabilities experience the same hardships and persistent struggle adding in social and emotional issues.
Categories: Op Ed

Arc Broward is excited to announce the return of their pop up supper club, the Traveling Plate. The Traveling Plate gives students of Arc Culinary the opportunity to work with local chefs in an unexpected venue to provide a unique dining experience for guests of the event. The Traveling Plate will kick off their first summer installation on Thursday, July 20th at the historic Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum in Sailboat Bend and will feature a family-style culinary presentation from Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro. Students from Arc Culinary will work with the Hardy Park team to prep, cook, and serve the meal giving them the hands on experience the program has come to be known for. Wine pairings for each course have been generously donated by Jackson Family Wines.
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On Wednesday, July 12, students in two of Arc Broward’s nationally accredited career preparation programs – Culinary Arts and Material Handler – will celebrate their graduation. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in The Grand Ballroom at the Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351.
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Both ceremonies will be held at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre with the Preschool commencement beginning at 5 p.m., and the School of HIRE Education at 6:30 p.m. A reception for the graduates and supporters will follow each ceremony. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary, Arc Broward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with disabilities and other life challenges, has supported students as they’ve work to reach their fullest potential.
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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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Arc Broward is proud to unveil their newly updated visual identity and accompanying tagline: Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives. The new brand mark features the signature arc turned upside down to reflect not only a smile, but an allusion to their goal of changing the community’s perception of children, adults, and seniors living with disabilities.
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Arc Broward Debuts Updated Brand Identity in Celebration of 60 Years of Service to the South Florida Community

 

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