SUNRISE, FL – (March 3, 2017) – Arc Broward recently received $35,000 from the Community Foundation of Broward. This has been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Jonathan Dominguez Fund, Susan E. Sachs Field of Interest Fund, Stephen and Ethel Keller Fund, The Charles L. Palmer Family Fund, Harold D. Franks Fund and Frederick W. Jaqua Fund.
The grant will help fund Arc Broward’s new WorkBar, a vibrant and innovative career resource center where community members with disabilities can pursue their career goals, network with members of the business community, attend classes and seminars, and receive help from professionally training career and financial literacy specialists. Located at 735 NE 2nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, WorkBar features a 2,600 square foot center that provides a productive environment to keep members connected professionally and socially.
WorkBar is also a resource for workplace diversification training for businesses to learn how to leverage the skills of those with disabilities and ensure a smooth transition of Arc Broward members into the workforce.
“Arc Broward is grateful for the generous support of the Community Foundation of Broward for our WorkBar, a place where our members can foster connections that they otherwise wouldn’t have found in their quest for meaningful careers,” said President/CEO Dennis Haas.
About Arc Broward
Since 1956, Arc Broward has worked hand-in-hand with the community to provide the encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes so that people with disabilities and other life challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
The not-for-profit organization operates three “mission-based” enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for individuals served while generating revenue to help fund services. These include the Arc Educates, Arc Culinary and ArcTech. Arc Broward also provides services through 21 programs in 10 locations across Broward County. To learn more or to donate, visit (www.arcbroward.com) or call (954) 746-9400. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, Community Foundation of Broward helps families, individuals, and corporations create personalized charitable Funds that deliver game changing philanthropic impact. We provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Our 450 charitable Funds represent $173 million in assets and have distributed $89 million to create positive change. For Good. For Ever. For more information about Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call (954) 761-9503. Connect at #cfbroward @cfbroward