The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers individuals with disabilities and their families to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work, play, and advocate with full dignity and inclusion in their communities.
With a strong focus of diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind, our goal was to ensure these key statements are truly representative of who we are and what we do. We felt it was important to add a Vision Statement. This represents the ‘why’ of what we do. The changes to our Mission are reflective of our inclusion focus by identifying that we serve individuals with a variety of different disabilities. And equally as important, their families. We want everyone who qualifies for our services to feel they are included and belong at The Arc. Each of our Values has a statement that expresses exactly what Dignity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion mean to us, and they are also more inclusive to fully support our Mission and new Vision Statement.
A world where everyone belongs.
The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with disabilities and their families to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work, and play with dignity and full inclusion in their communities.
Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect. Their thoughts, feelings and desires define the priorities of the agency.
Everyone adds to the tapestry of their community. Diversity challenges us to understand others, grow stronger together, increase our cultural responsiveness, and broaden our perspectives in meeting the needs of our organization and community.
Everyone is unique and has value. We are committed to building upon each person’s strengths, visions, and needs to support access to lifelong opportunities.
Everyone deserves quality education, vocational, social, and living opportunities in an integrated and diverse community. Eliminating systemic barriers ensures the voices of individuals with disabilities and their families are heard.
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