A round of applause to the Executive Director Joseph Mancini and the entire staff at The Arc of Philadelphia for winning an award at the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Awards. Organized by The Social Innovations Journal, the awards were intended to “honor our region’s most passionate Social Innovator, Entrepreneurs, and Changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged, yet their efforts are what makes our communities across Greater Philadelphia the thriving region of innovation and opportunity they are for all people.”
Nominees for the awards were entered into a public voting competition, for which Mr. Mancini won third place. Mr. Mancini was considered under the “Healthy Workforce” category.
Innovation is a signature function of Mr. Mancini’s role of the Executive Director of The Arc of Philadelphia. Leading his staff, Mr. Mancini decided to address the systemic problems that became evident from The Arc’s advocacy work, like lack of access to housing, technology, healthcare, and employment for people with disabilities.
We are very proud of The Arc of Philadelphia and this acknowledgment of their great work!