The Arc of Monroe - In the News

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Rochester in Focus: Rochester Refugee Resettlement and Community Connections

The Arc of Monroe's Community Connections program started volunteering with Rochester Refugee Resettlement to help with home improvement projects. Watch the Rochester in Focus coverage starting at 16:50. 

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Arc of Monroe Awarded Funds to Support its Aging in Place, Aging with Grace Campaign

The Arc Foundation of Monroe was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by the William & Sheila Konar Foundation to help fund the construction of two ranch-style, fully accessible 7-bedroom homes. Read the RBJ report

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Peggy Robinson Joins The Arc of Monroe as Talent Acquisition Specialist 

Join us in welcoming Peggy Robinson to our team! Peggy will be helping us recruit Direct Support Professionals across the agency. 

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New Program Offers Employment for all Ability Levels in Rochester

Learn about how ArcWorks is partnering with organizations like NextCorps to help tech startups thrive right here in Rochester, NY in this 13Wham News story.

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Previewing "In A Different Key," a documentary on the history of autism

Connections with Evan Dawson previewed "In a Different Key" as guests discussed what they hope audiences will learn when it comes to perspectives about autism. This story is reported from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk.

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The Arc of Monroe Partners with AutismUp to Present Screening of "In a Different Key"

The Arc of Monroe is partnering up with AutismUp to host a free movie screening of "In A Different Key" on Thursday, April 28 at The Theater At Innovation Square. Watch this story from Good Day Rochester to learn more!

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Rochester in Focus: In a Different Key

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and to celebrate, AutismUp and The Arc of Monroe are hosting a free sneak peek screening of the new documentary “In A Different Key” on Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Theater at Innovation Square. Learn more on this week's edition of Rochester in Focus.

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Rochester in Focus: Celebrating Rochester's Roots

Lynette Adams and the News10NBC team profile people who made and are making a difference as we celebrate Rochester's Roots as part of Black History Month. Watch Nick Wagar and J-Mo Morales from The Arc of Monroe talk about the intersection of Black and Disability History.

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Arc of Monroe Hosts Its Own Winter Olympics

Check out the News10NBC team coverage of Ballantyne's 2022 Winter Olympics!

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Friendly Competition and Lots of Fun at Arc of Monroe's Winter Games

Check out the 13WHAM News coverage of Ballantyne's 2022 Winter Olympics!

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Arc of Monroe Awarded Grant for Staff Retention, Wage Increases

The Arc of Monroe was awarded $100,000 by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support increased wages for direct support professionals across the agency. Read more in this RBJ article.

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Arc of Monroe to Host Job Fair - Good Day Rochester

The Arc of Monroe will host a job fair on Monday, February 14 from 9 AM to 5 PM at their location on 2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road in Rochester. Julie Keeney, Ballantyne Day Services Fitness and Recreation Specialist and Christen Smith, Director of Marketing and Communication at The Arc of Monroe, joined us Monday on Good Day Rochester to discuss the variety of jobs offered and where they're at with staffing amidst the pandemic.

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Arc of Monroe to Host Job Fair - Good Day Rochester

Francine Wedderburn and Christen Smith talk about the upcoming Arc of Monroe Job Fair with Scott and Sandy on the Buzz. 

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Don Alhart Makes a Special Delivery to Golisano to Deliver Books and Toys

13WHAM's Don Alhart made a special visit Thursday morning to Golisano Children's Hospital. Don came to deliver 50 copies of his book "Sibley's Christmas Adventure" along with plush toy mice. All proceeds from the book sales go to the Arc Foundation of Monroe.

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Arc of Monroe Treats Greece Shoppers to Holiday Performance

The Arc of Monroe's Community Arts Connection Program held a special concert for shoppers. The program allows people with different abilities a chance to sing in a choir, play in a band, or perform in a dance troupe - while forming new friendships. Check out 13WHAM News' coverage.

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Arc of Monroe in Rochester Faces Bus Driver Shortages

Check out the WROC8 story about The Arc of Monroe's bus driver shortage. With drivers in high demand, Kathleen Sullivan talks about why driving for The Arc is such a rewarding job. 

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ArcWorks Featured on Good Day Rochester

ArcWorks offers employment opportunities for people of all ability levels. 70% of workers have developmental disabilities and they do tasks such as packing and assembling consumer products, but earn much more than just a paycheck. 13WHAM's Sam Carter visited the facility to learn more about the program and the people involved.

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"They're Our Most Consistent Workers": Rochester Manager on Employees with Disabilities

Many of the employees with disabilities at the Crickler Vending Company are supported by the Arc of Monroe through the Job Path program. Check out WROC8's story about the partnership between The Arc of Monroe and Crickler Vending.

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New Horror Film Features Character with Autism

A horror movie centered around a young man with autism is set to debut at Movies 10 in Brighton this week. Good Day Rochester's Sam Carter has a first look at the movie and talked with the filmmaker behind it.

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Arc of Monroe Program Helps Fill Labor Shortage

Through Job Path, individuals with various disabilities are supported through getting jobs and throughout their employment. Brandy Soloman, Job Path Business Relations Director, said the Arc of Monroe supports a wide range of local businesses. Watch the WROC8 story highlighting the SELF at Strong program.

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Arc of Monroe Announces Board Members

The Arc of Monroe announces the appointment of Tori Campbell and Jennifer Shoemaker to its board of directors. Check out the RBJ article announcing the new appointments.

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Arc of Monroe Welcomes New President, CEO

The Arc of Monroe’s board of directors recently named Tracy Petrichick as its new president and CEO. Read about it in the Democrat & Chronicle. 

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Arc Foundation of Monroe Names Executive Director

The Arc Foundation of Monroe recently announced Tracy Crosby as executive director of the organization. The Foundation works to ensure that donated funds are used to help ensure the future of the Arc of Monroe. Read more in the Democrat & Chronicle.

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Petrichick Named Arc of Monroe's President & CEO

Tracy Petrichick has been named as the next president and CEO of The Arc of Monroe. Petrichick has served as the acting president and CEO of the organization since early 2021. She joined the Arc in 2005 and has served as CFO since 2013. Read more on 13WHAM news.

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Arc of Monroe Selects New President

The Arc of Monroe has named its interim president and CEO as the agency’s next leader. Tracy Petrichick has been acting president and CEO since early 2021. She joined the Arc of Monroe in 2005 and served as chief financial officer since 2013. Read more in the RBJ.

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13WHAM's Don Alhart to Host Book Signing this Saturday

13WHAM’s Don Alhart will be selling and signing copies of his children’s book, “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure”. The signing will be happening Saturday at The Mercantile on Main, inside the historic Sibley Building. Proceeds benefit the Arc of Monroe.

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Bright Spot: Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July at Sibley Square. 13WHAM's Don Alhart was at Mercantile on Main on Saturday to sign his children's book, 'Sibley's Christmas Adventure'.

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Arc Foundation Announces New Executive Director

The Arc Foundation of Monroe has named a nonprofit veteran as its new executive director. Read more in the RBJ.

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Closing Ceremonies Held for Arc of Monroe's Ballantyne Olympics

The opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympic games in Tokyo are a week away - but the closing ceremonies for some other Olympics were held in Rochester Friday morning. 13WHAM talks about the Ballantyne Olympics, part of a day services program from the Arc of Monroe for some 50 people living with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Local Arc of Monroe "Ballantyne Olympics" Conclude

While the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin next week, in Rochester the Arc of Monroe ‘Ballantyne Olympics’ have wrapped up. Check out WROC8's coverage of the games.

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New Website Links Skilled Workers with Jobs

While the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin next week, in Rochester the Arc of Monroe ‘Ballantyne Olympics’ have wrapped up. Check out WROC8's coverage of the games.

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Arc of Monroe Celebrates Newly Dedicated Training Center

The Arc of Monroe is celebrating the dedication of the Steve and Debbie Chartrand Education Training Center. The center, now outfitted with 20 new mini laptops, will be used to train new employees and support the ongoing professional development opportunities for staff. Watch 13WHAM News' coverage.

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For media inquiries, please contact Christen Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications

Christen Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
The Arc of Monroe
Office: (585) 271-0660 x1315
Cell: (585) 773-8535
chrsmith@arcmonroe.org

Jessica Blondell
Marketing Manager
The Arc of Monroe
Office: (585) 271-0660 x2587
Cell: (585) 305-2053
jblondell@arcmonroe.org