Advocacy Isn’t Just for Professionals

What is Everyday Advocacy? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines advocacy as “to support or argue for or plead in favor of”. Being able to advocate for a cause or for oneself is important if we want or need to get the responses we desire. Many people think of advocacy as only legislative advocacy, but it is so…

30th Annual St. Louis European Auto Show

The St. Louis Arc once again had the privilege of being the benefiting charity of the St. Louis European Auto Show.  The 30th Annual St. Louis European Auto Show raised $20,000 for the St. Louis Arc.  For 30 years, St. Louis European Auto Show has brought together a diverse group of car enthusiasts who own…

FroYo for Funds

Stay Cool with Self-Serve in Support of the St. Louis Arc Want to stay cool in this hot weather, while supporting the St. Louis Arc? Come to FroYo in Creve Coeur on Thursday, July 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and purchase a yummy treat! FroYo will be donating 15% of all sales from 5:00-8:00…

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Great Changes Are Coming to CI!

CI is on the move! The Arc’s CI (community integration) programs will be on the move this summer!  As some of you in the Arc family may have heard, two of our CI sites will be moving to new locations later this summer.  Our current Crestwood and Creve Coeur CI locations will be moving to…

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Recreation Month Individuals experience things differently, and the activities that the Parks and Recreation month provide are no exception. There are many benefits of Parks and Recreation month including: increasing physical activity, relaxation of the mind, bringing people closer together, and fostering collaboration. Parks and Recreation month encourages fun through the use of…

The Impact of an Inclusive Learning Environment

Many people choose to send their children to the St. Louis Arc’s Childgarden Early Childhood Center because they value the inclusive education that is provided.  However, some people may be unclear of the real impact that inclusive schools have on all children. I would like to share a touching story with you from the Bluebirds classroom that highlights…

MOD Pizza – People First

“Welcome to MOD Pizza!” Walk into any MOD Pizza, and you’ll be warmly and loudly welcomed by the staff behind the counter and in the dining room. MOD Pizza takes being a welcoming place to a higher level. It’s part of their mission – their people-first mission. Spreading MODness means many things, but mostly it…

The 27th Annual St. Louis Arc Golf Tournament

The 27th Annual St. Louis Arc Golf Tournament Was a Hole-In-One! One hundred sixty-two golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at the Country Club of St. Albans on Monday, May 22.  This year’s tournament raised $250,000 to support the programs and services of the St. Louis Arc. The weather was absolutely perfect and the…

CONNECT to Your Community through MEET-UP

CONNECTING to Your Community If you stopped into the Rock Hill Trainwreck Saloon on a Friday in early May, you may not have thought it any different than any other Friday. There were people chatting, eating, or watching a game on TV. However, on this particular Friday, 35 people from our Meet-Up group were spread across…