The Arc Tank: Changing Lives through Innovation event held

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,” the Northeast Arc said.

Held on Nov. 15, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The Arc Tank was funded through a donation from Steven P. Rosenthal, which allowed for The Changing Lives Fund, Northeast Arc to award a total of $200,000 as a result of this inaugural Arc Tank competition, “for those ideas deemed the most innovative and impactful for people with disabilities and their families.”

All photos are by Sean Goss.

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