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A Year of Firsts

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A Year of Firsts

The Arc transformed its existing golf tournament, The PenAm, into The Arc Am. The revitalized event also adopted a new home, Cedar Point Country Club, and boasted an after party for golfers and the community, Party at the Point. In its first year, The Arc Am raised more than $70,000 for The Arc! The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula was awarded a significant grant from The Arc of US and the Walmart Foundation to expand its e-Recycling program. This grant allows The Arc to market the recycling services throughout the community and create more jobs for people with disabilities.

The Arc’s Firsts
The Arc prides itself on creating programs that meet the changing needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, including:

  • The Arc prides itself on creating programs that meet the changing needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, including:
  • The 1st Vocational Training Center on the Peninsula and the 15th in the nation
  • The 1st preschool for children with developmental disabilities on the Peninsula
  • The 1st Summer Day Camp children with developmental disabilities on the Peninsula
  • The 1st Boy & Girl Scout Troops for people with disabilities and the 1st Explorer Post on the Peninsula (scouting units for people with disabilities)
  • The 1st early intervention program on the Peninsula
  • The 1st provider of specialized transportation on the Peninsula
  • The 1st small, community-based Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR)
  • The 1st group homes located in community neighborhoods on the Peninsula
  • The 1st supported employment program on the Peninsula
  • The 1st on the Peninsula and one of the 1st group work models (enclaves) located at a regular business in Virginia
  • The 1st JWOD federal set-aside contract on the Peninsula (now known as an AbilityOne contract)
  • The 1st ever multi-state contract to provide support functions to the U.S. Navy by partnering with other nonprofits and for-profit agencies (National Ship Provisioning contract)

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