OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
The Arc of the Capital Area
The Arc of the Arts Program
The Arc of the Capital Area (The Arc) each year empowers around 2,000 Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc helps families adapt to life with a child with a disability and assists maturing adults with disabilities in gaining skills needed to become independent.
The Impact Austin grant will fund The Arc of the Arts, where 83 students with I/DD will participate in arts education and sell their finished work at art shows and at The Arc of the Arts studio.
The Arc of the Arts program was able to increase the number of participating students from an average of 60 to more than 100 enrolled, thanks to the Impact Austin grant.
Hired staff to lower student-teacher ratio
Expanded their physical space to accommodate double the number of students
Added new courses to include digital media arts, photography, painting, drawing, theatre program, music, and pet therapy
395 clients served
670 pieces of art and more than $15,000 in sales
91% of those surveyed described increase in skills