Welcome to SpArc Services
At SpArc Services, our mission is to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement and provide services through programs designed to fit each individual and develop personal goals and milestones for growth.
The Cultural Arts Center fosters creativity, self-confidence, and community connections for adults with developmental disabilities through classes in the visual and performing arts, outings to cultural venues, and opportunities to collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations. Local artists and educators teach program participants skills in ceramics, drawing, painting, theater, music and movement. People enrolled in the program also make connections to the Philadelphia arts community and beyond through a variety of exhibitions, projects, and partnerships.
Job Training, Employment Partners and Job Placement Services
Employment Partners administers a vocational evaluation and provides skills training, job placement and job coaching. Highly individualized plans are created and implemented for each person in the program with the definitive goal of finding long-term, independent, competitive community-integrated employment. Services are provided to adults with a wide range of disabilities, behavioral health issues, learning disabilities, visual issues, auditory issues at companies such as Shop Rite, PennDot, Walmart, Prime Flight Aviation and WaWa.
Services provided through our job training center give individuals the tools they need to build basic job skills and earn a paycheck. Through worksites at local businesses, participants are exposed to a variety of job duties and industries. Partnerships include Tasty Baking Company and Hanks Beverage Company.
Home and Community-Based Services provides assistance for people to achieve a more independent quality of life by providing access to their community in an exciting new way. Services provided include Respite, Companion, Habilitation and Community Inclusion. A customized action plan is created for each participant to ensure that every person is poised to reach his or her full potential.
The Arc of Philadelphia Announces Artist Inclusion Workshop
June 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
The Arc of Philadelphia, in partnership with Me, More and Normal, are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a Disability Inclusion Workshop for Artists. The goal of the session is to identify opportunities to open the doors for artists with developmental disabilities. This workshop is designed for artists who are already thinking about making their process and their artistic spaces more diverse, and to give them the tools and strategies for including people with all abilities. The workshop is a great opportunity for folks that either are at the beginning of a process, or are continuously creating works.
A combination of artists, community organizers, and members from the disability community will come together to discuss:
- How can we make art that engages all people with different abilities?
- In what ways are the physical and social barriers of our artistic spaces inhibiting our audiences from diversifying?
- What specific initiatives can arts organizations design to maximize the involvement of artists from the disability community.
We would like as many artists as possible to participate. If you are an artist and you care about the world, come help us create a more inclusive world! There will be food, fun, and art! We are going to learn so much together and from each other.
WHERE: Germantown Mennonite Church
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 10am-2pm
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary restrictions or questions.
The workshop is FREE! We will be providing lunch and snacks!
GMC is an ADA-accessible space. If you have questions about accommodation, please email us and let us know!
RSVP SOON, AS SPACE IS LIMITED