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The Arc of Delaware awarded funding for employment program

Aug 01, 2013

The Arc of Delaware has been named one of 20 organizations in Delaware to receive funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The Arc was awarded $30,000 in support of its employment program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The grant received is part of ongoing investments by Bank of America to help connect the unemployed, underemployed, veterans, youth and those with disabilities to employment opportunities and success.

Bank of America and The Arc of Delaware have a long and successful partnership that provides unique and essential services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bank of America’s Support Services Department offers well-paying jobs with excellent benefits to a community that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

The Arc of Delaware provides highly individualized employment services to more than 150 people. The Arc supports people in identifying and pursuing integrated employment opportunities of choice in the community. Funding from Bank of America will enable The Arc to continue performing this vital work.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs fundamental to the health of the community through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing critical needs such as hunger. For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.

For further information, go to www.arcde.org or call 302-996-9400.

 

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