Presidential Proclamation: National Volunteer Week, 2014! Join The Arc of Orange NC as we celebrate our wonderful volunteers, April 27 - May 3!

Presidential Proclamation: National Volunteer Week, 2014

@ The Arc of Orange (April 27 - May 3)

Click here to read the National Volunteer Week Presidential Proclamation for 2014.

Please help us celebrate our wonderful volunteers at The Arc of Orange NC during the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014!

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Special Olympics Unified Flag Football 2014

Carrboro High School's Special Olympics Club is holding two UNIFY flag football events for local Special Olympics athletes on April 12th and April 19th at 9:00. We have plenty of student coaches signed up for these events, but could really use more athletes. 

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Join our team! Have the time of your life! Raise money for The Arc of Orange County NC!


About the Show

"Dare Me For Charity is a reality competition show, allowing nonprofits and their supporters to engage with each other, raise money in many different ways, and have fun through the entire process. The show is produced as an event in each city with the show's host and crew.

The goal is to see how many supporters will make a leap for their charity, and just how high they are willing to jump. Once you get on the platform, things can change, and fear can take over. And that’s why we want to test just how many of you can conquer that fear in the name of charity. Can you do it? Only time will tell."

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Smoky Mountain Center Hosts NCADSP Kick-off Event for North Carolina 

Smoky Mountain Center Hosts (in partnership with Benchmarks and NADSP)A Kick-off Event for the North Carolina Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

  • Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Price: $15.00 per person (lunch included)
  • Address: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly 84 Blue Ridge Circle Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711 Heaton Auditorium
  • Snippet: Developing the North Carolina Chapter of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals: Lessons Learned, Best Practices and Identifying the Champions”. Joseph M. Macbeth, Executive Director and John Raffaele, Consultant. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)


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Raise money for The Arc of Orange - Sign up for The Tar Heel 10 Miler!

We are just a few weeks away from the Tar Heel 10 Miler - a 6,000 person running race that goes through Chapel Hill AND Arc of Orange has committed to providing 10 volunteers to the race. In appreciation of our volunteers the race will make a donation to Arc of Orange when we meet our 10-person goal.

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The Arc of North Carolina announces John Nash as new Executive Director


 “On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Arc of North Carolina, I am happy to welcome John Nash as our new Executive Director,” said Board President Adonis Brown. “His work in California has proven him to be a successful nonprofit executive, dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). John’s focus on person-centered services and reforms in his prior role embodies The Arc’s mission to empower people with I/DD.”"On Monday, the Board of Directors of The Arc of North Carolina named John Nash as its new Executive Director. Nash brings with him a wealth of experience in advocacy for people with disabilities, disability services, and nonprofit development.

Starting March 24th, Nash will oversee the day-to-day activities of one of the largest and oldest developmental disability advocacy and service organizations in North Carolina. Founded in 1953, The Arc of North Carolina is a leading voice in disability advocacy at the individual, local, state, and federal levels, and provides services for thousands of people with disabilities across the state.


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Meadowmont Housing Application: Deadline Approaching (March 31, 2014)!

 Meadowmont Apartments, The Arc

Photo courtesy of Chapel Hill News 

Click HERE for The Arc's updated Meadowmont pictures, as of March 25, 2014! 

The quickly approaching deadline for all Arc Meadowmont Apartment applications is March 31, 2014!


(1) Who is eligible to apply for The Arc's Meadowmont Housing?

Interested parties MUST satisfy ALL THREE (3) of these requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of Age, and...
  2. Have an annual maximum income between $13,800 - $23,000 (i.e., you CANNOT make more than $23,000 per year), and...
  3. Have a documented disability


(2) What is the deadline for submitting Meadowmont Housing applications?

All housing applications must be submitted by March 31st, 2014!


(3) Where can I find an a Meadowmont Housing application? What do I do after I fill it out?

A. Click here!

B. Mail or hand-deliver applications to the Arc of Orange County NC at: 208 North Columbia Street, Suite 100, Chapel Hill NC, 27514.

Note: Please contact The Arc of Orange County NC's Administrative Assistant, Joyce Smith, at (919) 942-5119, ext.115 for an application, or with your questions, concerns, and/or comments!

(5) How can YOU help The Arc of Orange County NC help those with I/DD in our community? 

It's simple! Just click "like" and "share" on our Facebook page! In doing so, you will help The Arc of Orange County NC promote wonderful opportunities to others in our community! Click here!


Extraordinary Ventures' March Madness Dance, March 28, 2014 (Friday)!


"The anticipation has been building for a while since we had to cancel our first attempt at this big dance initially on Valentine's Day because of snow. However, with no snow on the forecast, this Friday is the big day! Since the NCAA tournament really has been madness this year, there is no more appropriate theme than "March Madness". You're welcome to wear your favorite college's colors/gear or dress up any way you like and come dance the night away with great friends! 


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