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"Webster Bank is committed to living up to the communities we serve," said Ann Meade, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Webster Bank. We do this in part by supporting the Arc of Greater Plymouth, an organization that provides critical support for our developmentally challenged neighbors and their families. The people of Arc are true heroes in our community and we are honored to partner with them."
Ann Meade,
SVP Webster Bank
"Like the Arc of Greater Plymouth, Rockland Federal Credit Union is committed to making an impact in our local communities. Most recently we participated in the Trik or Trot 5K. It was inspiring to see the hard work of the Arc employees and volunteers coming together to present such a family-friendly, community-focused event. This is just one example of why we are proud to support such a dynamic organization."
Stephanie Cote
VP-Marketing, Rockland Federal Credit Union
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February 2016 
Arc of Greater Plymouth at the 2016 Legislative Breakfast

On January 15th, self advocates Leigh-Ann Barry, Jill Federico, Ashley Butler, Efrain Gomez, Lois Selena, and Ashley Frazier represented the Arc of Greater Plymouth at the 2016 Legislative Breakfast,  hosted by the Halifax Country Club. Congressman William Keating 
and  Speaker of the house Robert DeLeo spoke of local community issues that are in need of attention and support, especially issues affecting those facing opioid addiction as well as  those living with disabilities. The Able Act, which the Self-advocates have worked 
diligently promoting directly to  t heir local State Representatives, was also  discussed.  his federal legislation will allow disabled individuals to hold tax-free savings accounts forexpenses, such as housing, transportation, and education. As seen above, the clients who attended this event were able to take pictures with a few of the local State Representatives, many of whom were personally invited and informed of the event by the clients themselves.
 OLIVE GARDEN @ Colony Place
When Efrain Gomez was first hired at The Olive Garden at Colony Place his job was assisting the dishwasher, and scraping plates. That was three years ago, and last month Efrain was awarded his three-year pin as the "bread stick man" on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.  To quote General Manager Dave McCaffrey, "Efrain not only does his job well, his attitude and enthusiasm affect the whole team working that shift.  He lifts their spirits." To see Efrain in action check out Archways video here.

Proving that nothing succeeds like success, this month three more Archways individuals have been hired at Olive Garden. Through the strong relationships built by job developer Chantal Krowel, as well as the exceptional contributions made by Efrain, Caitlin McCafferty, Joe Conley, and Dan Confar have begun working in various kitchen and dining room positions.  Joe is a recent graduate of Cape Cod Community College Project Forward with a certificate in Culinary Arts.  Dan Confar has previous job experience in kitchen and dining room work at Mass Maritime Academy, and presently works two days a week at The Arc's FOR GOODNESS CAKES BAKERY in Carver. Both Joe and Dan are ServSafe Certified. Caitlin McCaffety has experience as office receptionist and is also a CCCC Project Forward graduate.

Congratulations to all. Stop by the Olive Garden for lunch or dinner Wednesday through Sunday for some delicious food and perhaps catch our great employees in action! 
The Arc of Greater Plymouth's newest Board member is Jake Jacobs. Jake lives in the Pinehills  in Plymouth and currently works for "Taunton Area School to Career," a program of Associates for Human Services in Taunton, MA. He works closely with at-risk youth at Taunton High School in helping them get on the right path towards a meaningful life through education and employment. He has been in human services for the past 5 years after being in the corporate world for over 30 years. 

Jake is excited to be on the Arc's board as he has been so impressed with the work of the Arc and the many special people we serve. He is currently working with Susan O'Neal on the marketing committee to bring visibility and fund raising opportunities to help support the Arc's mission. 
Welcome Jake!
Archways Enterprises teamed up with Tzu Chi Foundation for our blanket drive.
The volunteers from Tzu Chi brought us blankets and scarves made from recycled plastic cool is that! The blankets and scarves will be given to homeless shelters and other needy organizations.
They also brought vegetarian lunch: green beans, tofu and noodles to share and promote healthy eating habits.

Everyone had a great time! Thank you Tzu Chi Foundation.
Community Based Day Program individuals regularly visit Plymouth Public Library 
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