The Arc New London County Receives $2,500 Pfizer Community Grant
In addition to supporting STEM programs in area schools, the Pfizer Community Grant program provides funding for underserved groups such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Based in Norwich and established in 1952, The Arc NLC’s Community Life & Advocacy program serves over 180 people with IDD from southeastern Connecticut each year and is the only program of its kind in the region.
The Empowerment/Enrichment component offers self-advocacy/support groups, civic engagement activities including a Volunteer Corps, workshops on presentation skills for employment and professional settings, and transition programming from school to adult/community life.
For more information on Community Life & Advocacy or any of The Arc NLC’s programs, please contact Denise Tift at (860) 889-4435, ext. 116.