DORCHESTER — Northeast Arc announced the winners of the third year of The Arc Tank competition, The Arc Tank 3.0, which was created to positively disrupt conventional methods of providing services to persons with disabilities. The winners were selected by a panel of judges who heard their pitches at an event held Nov. 19 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, a partner in the initiative. Chosen from nearly 100 submissions, the winning proposals received…

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BOSTON — 500 guests attended the Northeast Arc’s annual “Evening of Changing Lives” fashion show and dinner, which was held on April 25, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel. The dinner raised $600,000 to support Northeast Arc’s programs that help people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. Among those in attendance were Massachusetts’ first lady Lauren Baker; Legal Sea Foods skipper Roger Berkowitz…

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DORCHESTER — On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 the Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation hosted the second annual “The Arc Tank presentations” at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. It was in November 2017 that the two groups hosted the inaugural Arc Tank. Through to a donation from Steven P. Rosenthal to create The Changing Lives Fund, Northeast Arc awarded a total of $200,000 as a result of the competition, for…

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DORCHESTER — The Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation hosted the inaugural “The Arc Tank” at which $200,000 was awarded to support projects and ideas that help those with disabilities. The event, a local take on the successful TV show “Shark Tank,” was organized to “support innovation in action, hearing ideas that will help positively disrupt disability services to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families,”…

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