College Experience

Getting a college experience

Programs and Services

Victoria, or Tori, Campbell attends the Arc of Monroe’s MCC Experience program at Monroe Community College. This is her second year in the MCC Experience program. About MCC Experience MCC Experience is a higher education transitional service that prepares people such as Tori for employment. Through classroom learning, participating in campus activities, internships and volunteering Tori is learning all the necessary skills that will help her reach her goals. This program shares a classroom with Greece Central School District. Together they work on survival skills, career development, go to the fitness center, socialize at College Hours, and participate in clubs …

Social Good Career Expo

Stop by the Social Good Career Expo at the University of Rochester and meet Arc of Monroe recruiter Trisha Wise. Learn why the Arc of Monroe is the agency of choice in Rochester, NY. See all job openings HERE. Date February 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Place University of Rochester 252 Elmwood AveRochester, NY 14642 

MCC Experience

Program Highlights of MCC Experience

Stories Of People We Support

To support college experience programs like these please consider making a donation. Community Involvement By: Timothy Hannon & Britnaie Smith On September 4, we went to a Welcome Back with SEGA college hour. During the college hour there was free brunch food, there were sunglasses to bring home that said, “My future’s so bright I gotta wear shades”. On the first Friday of September, we went to an Underground Railroad reenactment that was put together by the A.M.E. Zion church. Then we took a walking tour with one of the reenactors to find out about Rochester during the time of …

LifePrep@Naz Information Session III

Join us for a LifePrep@Naz Information Session and Nazareth College campus tour. To register contact Janice M. Fortuna, jfortun1@naz.edu, 585-472-9735 with your name and the number of people attending. Nazareth College will contact registrants with parking and location information about one week prior to the session. Session III Date: 1/29/2020 Time: 9:30a-11:00a Location: Nazareth Collge, exact on-campus location TBD   LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.

LifePrep@Naz Information Session II

Join us for a LifePrep@Naz Information Session and Nazareth College campus tour. To register contact Janice M. Fortuna, jfortun1@naz.edu, 585-472-9735 with your name and the number of people attending. Nazareth College will contact registrants with parking and location information about one week prior to the session. Session II Date: 11/13/19 Time: 9:30a-11:00a Location: Nazareth Collge, exact on-campus location TBD   LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.

Transition Service

Creating a Life After High School

Join us Mondays – October 21 & 28; November 4, 18 & 25 5:00–8:00 pm Dinner is provided each night. Al Sigl Center 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 TOPIC Creating a Life after High School is a five-session program designed for students and their family members as they plan for life after high school. Learn about opportunities and find answers to the questions that are on everyone’s minds: • Where can I live? • What are the opportunities for learning? • Where can I work? • What can I do for fun? • What agencies can help to provide …

Transition Service

College experience participants out and about in Rochester

Programs and Services

Our Monroe Community College (MCC) Experience participants had a busy summer and wrote about the experiences below. Support college experience programs like these by making a DONATION now. Community Involvement By: Britanie Smith & Alexander Gresens We went to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St John Fisher College.We played games with LifePrep@Naz students, like a Family Feud game! We took some individual photos with the mascot and then a group photo after. We took a group photo with LifePrep. We went to Charlotte Beach and we had fun in the sun plus some people decided to walk on the …

RIT Enrichment offers a one-week inclusive exerience

Programs and Services

The Arc of Monroe, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Monroe County, was awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services.  A portion of the grant goes towards recreation programs like The Arc of Monroe’s James M. Papero Enrichment Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. For 26 years, the Arc of Monroe has provided a week-long inclusive experience for adults with developmental disabilities in partnership with RIT.  The five-day, overnight summer program which ran 6/25 – 6/29 included classes taught by faculty and student volunteers from RIT, staff from The Arc of …

The Precious Treasure of Imagination

Stories Of People We Support

The Precious Treasure of Imagination James, writer, and Jason, writer and Nazareth College LifePrep member, meet to discuss their passion for creative writing, both being diagnosed with disabilities.  Here is their conversation: Creative Writing Conversation James: We both have a mutually shared interest in the creative arts. I enjoy the literary work of JRR Tolkien and Stephen King. Who motivates you Jason, to pick up a pen and start writing? Jason: Long ago I decided that I was going to write a great book. I was always intent on writing a book in hopes that I could be rich and …