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Date: December 6, 2017
Arc Broward is honored to be selected as one of four distinguished recipients of a capital grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. Through a highly competitive selection process, Arc Broward presented their intended application for the grant which includes the build-out and equipping of approximately 8,000 square feet of culinary facilities on the Arc Broward Regional Campus, where individuals with disabilities receive hands-on training and vocational certifications in food service. This expansion will allow Arc Broward to increase the number of students who enroll in and complete the entry level culinary arts program, and ultimately obtain employment in the industry, which is a benchmark, and perpetual objective, of Arc Broward’s work in the community.

Rebecca Howard Joins Team as Chef Instructor

By: Christopher Miller
Date: March 27, 2017
Arc Educates e is delighted to have Chef Rebecca Howard on our team as Chef Instructor of our Entry-Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program. In this role, she teaches our culinary students the necessary skills to succeed in a professional kitchen or culinary career.

Hector Manon Promoted to Arc Educates Director

By: Christopher Miller
Date: February 15, 2017
Arc Educates is proud to announce the promotion of Hector Manon as the new Director overseeing the mission-based enterprise of Arc Broward, a non-profit organization that is transforming the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential. As Director, he is responsible for the overall operation of the Learning Institute, including the two post educational programs, Entry-Level Culinary Arts Certificate and DS PATHS, and educational/training opportunities for agency staff and professionals throughout the community.

Arc Training Programs Help Carve Career Paths

Source: South Florida SunSentinel
Date: February 10, 2017
Several students recently graduated after completing ARC Broward's post-secondary educational programs. The not-for-profit organization provides certification courses focused on culinary arts and light manufacturing for individuals with disabilities.

Certificate Programs Celebrate Graduation January 11

By: Christopher Miller
Date: January 9, 2017
The DSPATHS (Direct Support Professional Advancement through Training and Education in Human Services) Certificate Program provides participants with the skills necessary to give support to children and adults with disabilities. There are eight graduates this year. Three Culinary Arts students will be graduating from Arc Broward’s 16-week intensive post-secondary educational program combining hands-on culinary education and commercial kitchen experience. The program prepares men and women with disabilities or other life challenges for jobs in restaurant, hospitality and food service industries. Finally, Arc Broward’s Material Handler program is graduating nine students. This 12-week course provides individuals with disabilities with the basic knowledge needed for an entry-level position in warehouse, light manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations.

From Chef Hector's Demo Station

By: Hector Mañón
Date: September 26, 2016
Jonah, who completed his Occupational Experience Period (OEP) earlier this month, was accepted into Arc Educate’s Entry-Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program. If you are not familiar with our OEP, this is a 1- to 5-day trial period in which potential students are provided with the opportunity to “test out” the culinary arts program.

Arc Broward Applauds Direct Support Professionals

By: Christopher Miller
Date: September 7, 2016
With National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week coming up on September 11-17, Arc Broward is doing its part to honor frontline workers who support people with disabilities and other life challenges. Arc Broward, a nonprofit organization that provides services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hosting a number of appreciation events throughout the week. The festivities include two special luncheons, a “Wellness Day” provided by Baptist Health and Walgreens, breakfast and dinner delivered to community living residences and an ice cream social. Also, Arc Broward’s main Sunrise campus lobby will be filled with hundred of cards of appreciation for DSPs from parents, relatives, volunteers and Arc Broward staff. Throughout the week, Arc Broward will recognize a “DSP of the Day” each day on its social media sites.

The Importance of Running an ABA Classroom

By: Heather Burton
Date: August 9, 2016
When I was a young child, I wanted to be a teacher, but I also wanted to earn enough money to be “Middle to Upper Class.” So teaching was not my first career choice. Since my mother was a bookkeeper, I chose Accounting and Finance as my road to wealth. However; I was soon to discover that when you go against your true calling, you will be unhappy. Back to school I went for my degree in the field of Education, where I stayed for 16 years. I taught elementary, middle and high school students and found my passion was helping socially and physically disadvantaged high school students realize their dreams.

Arc Broward Receives Bank of America Grant

By: Christopher Miller
Date: July 15, 2016
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced Arc Broward as a recipient of their 2016 Workforce Development and Education grant. Arc Broward will use the funds ($10,000) to support initiatives in financial education and job skills training, both of which help our community thrive. Funds from this grant will also be used to fund scholarships for Arc Broward’s Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate program. The grant is part of a more than $525,000 collective donation to support workforce development and education in South Florida.

July 6 Culinary Arts and Material Handler Graduation Video

By: Christopher Miller
Source: ARC Broward YouTube Channel
Date: July 6, 2016
"ARC Broward is committed to serving people of all ages with disabilities. From preschool through adulthood, our dedicated team is proud to help them reach their goals, especially learning new skills and preparing them for success in the workforce,” said Dennis Haas, President/CEO. “Congratulations to our graduates, and we thank everyone who has given their support to these students who will thrive in their new careers.”

 

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