Our Vision…

A world where everyone belongs.

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Our Mission

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.

The Arc’s New Vision, Mission, & Values

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.

OUR VISION

A world where everyone belongs.

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VALUES

Dignity

Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect. Their thoughts, feelings and desires define the priorities of the agency.

Diversity

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.

Equity

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.

Inclusion

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.

WE ARE HIRING!

We are looking for more wonderful, compassionate people to join our team!
 
If you’re interested in a job where you can make a difference check out our job opportunities and apply today!
 

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