The Arc Prince George’s County Announces Two New Board Members LARGO, MD –

The Arc Prince George’s County Announces Two New Board Members
LARGO, MD – The Arc Prince George’s County is pleased to announce the appointment of two new
members to its board of directors who will serve two-year terms.

Joining the Board of Directors are Harrison C Nwozo Jr. and Michelle Harris. “We are excited to welcome Harrison and Michelle to our board of directors,” says Board Chair Adeyinka Ogunlegan. “They each bring many years of experience in leadership, nonprofit operations, community development and strategy implementation that are paramount to us during these uncertain times.” “Their expertise is vital to our operational response to the current pandemic as we navigate safety protocols and offer top-notch remote support to our community,” added The Arc’s Executive Director Rob Malone.

Harrison is currently a Community Developer/Liaison for the Office of Community Relations agency in
Prince George’s County Government where he develops strategic partnerships, programs, public relations, outreach, and marketing strategies and initiatives that promote the success of communities throughout Prince George’s County. Previously, Harrison was the Director of Marketing and community relations of Tribex Marketing Group, where he led the company in extensive community outreach, community development, and program management. He focused on empowering people to revitalize their communities by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge tools, and resources to overcome historic disparities and hardships.

In November 2014, he won the Trailblazer in Innovative Marketing and Humanitarian Services award. More
recently, in November 2018, he received an award for Community Advocacy in the Washington DC
Metropolitan area. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the
University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Science in Technology Management from the
University of Maryland Global Campus.

Michelle is currently the vice president of membership and marketing of the Software & Information IndustryAssociation (SIIA). She most recently served as the vice president of membership, marketing and development at the News Media Alliance where she led marketing, branding and external affairs initiatives. Her prior leadership roles include vice president of marketing, communications and programs at NABA, Inc.,national director of partnerships at the Clean Economy Network and senior director of programs and operations at the Electric Drive Transportation. Harris serves on the YMCA Anthony Bowen board of directors. She holds a Bachelor of Administration in Urban Planning and a Master of Science in marketing from the University of Maryland.

The Arc is the largest disability service provider in Prince George’s County serving more than 650 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and a network of more than 3,000 families who count on The Arc for education, advocacy and information. The 68-year-old agency offers residential services, community supports, day programs, job training, and case management for infants and toddlers among other services.


COVID-19 UPDATES

UPDATES LISTED BELOW IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BY DATE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020
COVID-19 RESPONSE LETTER
In an effort to keep you aware and informed of our current practices and requirements during this pandemic. Please click below to read our Covid-19 Response Letter
Covid-19 Response Letter

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020
APRIL 16, 2020 ARC FAMILY CONFERENCE CALL AUDIO
click here to listen

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020

ALL face-to-face training have been cancelled at this time. If alternative options are available you will be contacted via your Arc email. Ensure that you check your Arc email daily for important updates regarding the training schedule.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
Our group homes need supplies!
We currently need thermometers, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, face masks, toilet paper.
Please Email: development@thearcofpgc.org to coordinate delivery or pick-up of items
You can also call our front desk at (301)925-7050 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support!

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

All Day Programs are closed however, we continue to support people in Residential Group Homes and through Personal Supports until the COVID-19 crisis abates

MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020

You may be eligible for useful benefits during this time.  Please reach out to our Benefits Enrollment Center to be screened for possible benefits.

For more information

please contact our Benefits Counselor Toni Feagan 301.925.7050 ext. 267 | afeagan@thearcofpgc.org

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SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2020

This is a very difficult and uncertain time for us. We are paying staff right now with now clarity in how we will be reimbursed for that.

There are quite a number of needs we have right now. Would you consider joining us to get through this crisis by doing one or more of the following:
Make a meaningful charitable contribution online
Drop off toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other toiletry products to one of our offices. Please call in advance to let someone know you are on the way so you don’t have to come inside.
Make sure you ask your elected leaders about how people with disabilities and their caregivers are being monitored and protected.

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

Thank you for your continued support.
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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in an effort to keep all of our community members and the families of the individuals we support safe and informed, effective on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 all Day Programs and employment crews with The Arc Prince George’s County will be closed.

We will continue to support individuals in our Residential Group Homes and Personal Supports.

These changes will remain in place indefinitely. The health and safety of the individuals we support, their families, our staff, and our community as a whole, are paramount concerns for us.

We will provide updates as often as possible to keep all of you informed as the situation progresses. To check on The Arc’s status, please call our inclement weather hotline at 240.484.6418, visit our website at www.thearcofpgc.org, or check our Facebook page.

Should you have any questions regarding the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus, you can call 211, or the Prince George’s County Coronavirus Hotline at 301.883.6627; or you can go online at www.coronavirus.gov or visit Maryland’s Coronavirus Information Page.

u Laurel Day is now closed

u Bridges, MLK and Southern Area Day program are closed until further notice.

u Personal Supports Will Continue Providing supports, using appropriate caution

u The Administrative office will operate with essential staff ensuring payroll, payments, HR, Technology and other functions are meeting the needs of the organization.

Sincerely,

Rob Malone
Executive Director, The Arc Prince George’s County