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LOUGHEED CENTER FOR APPLIED LEARNING INTRODUCES THREE-YEAR CO-OP INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WITH THE ARC JEFFERSON - ST. LAWRENCE

A new long-term co-op internship program being piloted at SUNY Potsdam is covering the cost of in-state tuition. It’s also giving focused students a suite of skills, college credits and job experiences in human services work that go well beyond what they would take away from an average internship.   The Arc Co-Op Internship Program places students for three years with The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, where they work with people with disabilities for a minimum of eight hours and up to 29 hours a week in residential, day habilitation and vocational services. A partnership of the SUNY Potsdam Lougheed Center for Applied Learning and The Arc, the initiative advances the College’s already significant commitment to applied learning and educational experiences tailored to the individual. 

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 Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, which provides child care, preschool, prekindergarten, and early intervention services for children of all abilities and their families. Bright Beginnings is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence (formerly the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center).

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO HOWIE GANTER

Words cannot express the appreciation of all our staff members’ efforts to keep the people we support safe, keep families informed and maintain operations at the organization despite not only the pressures of COVID-19 but the challenges we face each day. I am especially proud of the success we have had in limiting the number of cases in the agency. Although we have had an increase based on community spread in both counties our numbers are still low for the size of the organization. This is due to our use of PPE, adhering to disinfection and sanitation practices, and social distancing by our staff. Those who provide direct support have been working extra shifts and long hours to ensure we meet our staffing ratios to provide quality services and supports. They often put those we support and their needs ahead of their other responsibilities.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE COVID-19 UPDATE

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), is announcing the unfortunate news that a person supported by the agency passed away due to complications related to COVID-19.  The person lived in a residential setting in the Massena area, but had been hospitalized recently. The agency continues to ensure safety protocols and precautions are in place for all or our residents and staff.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE AWARDED GRANTS FROM NYSARC TRUST SERVICES

To support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence, (www.thearcjslc.org), a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, has been awarded $78,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence’s guardianship and recreation programs.

CASELLA DONATES TO THE FOUNDATION OF ST. LAWRENCE NYSARC ANNUAL APPEAL

Casella Resource Solutions recently donated $1,000 to The Foundation of St. Lawrence NYSARC’s annual appeal. Their donation will impact the lives of many people supported by The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence to achieve their goals. Contributions are now being accepted at thearcjslc.org.