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JRC FOUNDATION, INC. RECEIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT FROM NEW YORK LIFE

The JRC Foundation, Inc. announced today that it received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Bridges program, which provides services and supports to children and youth with disabilities from age 3, through the various stages of youth, and into early adulthood. The program offers vital afterschool and weekend activities which help build social skills, grow independence, gain needed life skills, assist with schoolwork, and provide recreation. Bridges is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence and offers three program sites throughout St. Lawrence County.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION TO OCCUR IN JANUARY 2023

The Board of Directors of The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has announced that Howard Ganter, Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the agency on January 27, 2023 after 44 years of service. Lynn Pietroski, the organization's current Chief Operating Officer has been selected by the board to become The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence’s next Chief Executive Officer. The team will continue to work together over the coming months to ensure a smooth leadership transition that will encourage further growth in services for people with developmental disabilities.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE’S HOSTS JOB FAIR AT 420 GAFFNEY DRIVE BUILDING

The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced that they will be holding a Job Fair at 420 Gaffney Drive in Watertown on June 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A variety of positions are open including: Direct Support Professionals, Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses, Teachers, Vocational Counselors, and more!

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE’S BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PROGRAM EARNS DISTINCTION

The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, announced that the Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, located in Watertown, was selected by National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) as a 2022-2023 NASET School of Excellence. This distinction has been bestowed upon select qualified, licensed special education schools.