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? Work is work, after all. Do you really need to love what you do? Yes. You do. Perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Employment Specialist Katie Wooton says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. Getting to Help People I love working for the Arc because I get to help people become more independent. In many cases, I support people in finding their very first jobs and it is so rewarding …

girl standing with black lab therapy dog in room

Pre-vocational College Student Lands Therapy Dog Internship

COVID-19, Health and Wellness, Programs and Services, Stories Of People We Support

Morgan is a freshman in the LifePrep@Naz program. She showed up day one ready to hit the ground running! But with Covid restrictions, the program wasn’t allowed to send the students on internships last semester. However, this semester, Morgan has been chosen to start a 4-year long internship. Morgan will be working with an Occupational Therapy Professor, who has a therapy dog on campus. Morgan is a huge dog lover so this is perfect for her! She will be taking the therapy dog from an office, walk her around campus and allow her to interact with college students on camps. …

MCC Experience Employment Readiness Program

MCC Experience Free Virtual Information Session – Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational Program

FREE Employment Readiness Webinar Event Topic: MCC Experience Free Virtual Information Session Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational, Program of the Week   The Arc of Monroe is inviting all Transition Specialists, Special Education Teachers, transition aged students and their families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and Care Coordinators to learn more about The Arc of Monroe’s Employment Readiness/Pre-Voc services. We’re excited to be offering virtual info-sessions over the next few months to highlight each of our six, pre-voc programs. These sessions will include presentations by Program Directors, people who are currently enrolled, and for some programs, people who have …

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 …