The Arc of Westchester benefits from an agency culture that values innovative partnerships. In fact, an agency leader explained that the organization “will work with anybody who is willing to sit and talk.” This collaborative spirit led to a creative endeavor with Mercy College, a four-year school offering degrees in Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Health and Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Within Health and Natural Sciences are departments such as nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition.
Partnerships and collaboration
What follows below are CRP Promising Practices from the Access To Integrated Employment project that exemplify excellent implementation of partnerships and collaboration to improve employment outcomes. We define partnerships and collaboration more specifically as:
- Emphasis on multi-stakeholder relationships and outreach.
Via of the Lehigh Valley is a CRP headquartered in Bethlehem, PA. Since 2008, Via and local high schools have provided customized employment services so that