The Arc of Monroe’s Tuition Reimbursement Advanced Ashley Bardeen’s Career

Employment, Staff Perspectives

By Ashley Bardeen, Residential Supervisor When I started at the Arc of Monroe, I was told about the tuition reimbursement program in orientation. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it because I was not interested in going back to college. Hired as a direct support professional at one of the residential sites, I made my way up to a residential supervisor after one year, remembering opportunity is always there. Becoming a supervisor was a big step for me with a lot more responsibility, but I was ready for a challenge. After being a supervisor for four years and …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you love what you do? If not, perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons ArcWorks LPN Chris Dean says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. I Feel like I’m Part of Their Lives Every day I get the opportunity to work with some of the most wonderful individuals on the planet! It makes me feel as though I am truly a part of their lives. I share in their …

LouWanda Bell Welcomed back to The Arc as Director of Community Services

Staff Perspectives, Uncategorized

The Arc of Monroe is thrilled to welcome LouWanda Bell back to our team as the new Director of Community Services! After leaving her previous leadership role at The Arc to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work, LouWanda has rejoined our team with an increased passion for working with diverse populations to provide leadership, support and collaboration to achieve excellent outcomes. LouWanda describes herself as a people-person, and she enjoys helping others, which makes her a great fit at The Arc of Monroe. “I pride myself as someone who empowers, values and respects others,” LouWanda said. She has more …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 reasons Direct Support Specialist Rachel Rutledge loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Doing Something that Matters I enjoy working at The Arc because I get to do a job that actually matters – I’m making a difference in the lives of the people we support. Not only that, but I wanted to work somewhere where I could grow …

Welcome New Hires!

Employment, Staff Perspectives

The Arc of Monroe recently hired two new staff to join the management team in Finance and Marketing. James Roth, Accounting Manager Jim is the latest addition to the Finance Department at The Arc of Monroe. He has more than 20 years of accounting and management experience with the most recent 13 years in the nonprofit sector. Jim is a life-long western New Yorker and has lived in the City of Rochester Since 1995. “I believe the mission of The Arc of Monroe is a perfect fit with my personal values,” Jim said. “I’m blessed to be here.” Jessica Blondell, …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 reasons Vice President Community and Employment Services Linda Riggs loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Making a Difference I love working at the Arc because I am inspired by the dedication, commitment, compassion, and caring I see every day from our staff and the people we support. Not a day goes by that I don’t personally witness kind …

Clover Crew Holds Family and Friends BBQ

Employment, Staff Perspectives, Stories Of People We Support, What's In The News

By Chigozie Onwubalili, Clover Hills Residence Manager On August 21, 2021 the individuals supported and the entire team at Clover Hills (Clover Crew) had a Family and Friends BBQ. It was a wonderful opportunity to live the agency’s core value of camaraderie. Both the individuals and their families, together with the entire staff and their families met, socialized and established rapport. The day was colorful and bright. Although everyone was treading with caution as we all made safety a priority by social-distancing and mask wearing as much as possible, the event/day was filled with a sense of relief and freedom …

2021 Employee Milestone Celebration

Employment, Staff Perspectives, What's In The News

On September 30, 2021, The Arc of Monroe held the 2021 Employee Milestone Celebration. Employees are at the heart and soul of The Arc of Monroe, and it was exciting to celebrate at Shadow Lake Golf Club with the honorees from milestone years including 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years. We celebrated longevity and honored each of those who reached a milestone in their career at The Arc of Monroe. As we hit the20-year milestone mark, we wanted to do something extra special for those who have given so much of …

September is Deaf Awareness Month & International Week of the Deaf Begins September 20

Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

September is Deaf Awareness Month and International Week of the Deaf begins September 20! The first International Day of the Deaf was first celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958. The day of awareness was later extended to a full week, becoming the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). Deaf Awareness Week (IWD) is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September (to commemorate the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, which took place in September 1951). The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you love what you do? If not, perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Manager Day Services Keeley Rice says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. I Feel Welcomed, Appreciated and Valued In my 5 years of working at The Arc, I’ve met so many amazing people – both people supported and coworkers. The Mission and Vision of The Arc is something we, as an agency, strive to …