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LARC’S JOB-A-PALOOZA CAREER FAIR PHOTO GALLERY

LARC’s (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens)  2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience, was held on Saturday, January 18th. Students ages 14 to 21 with disabilities discovered their superpowers and met local employers while peer-mentors assisted them in navigating this exciting job fair experience. Students explored job skill stations from

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LARC 2nd Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, May 8, 2020

Get ready to take aim, Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the second annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis.   All proceeds will benefit LARC’s newest program – LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become.  Last

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Jennifer’s February Fashion Forward Friday to Benefit LARC

Jennifer’s women’s boutique is celebrating 37 years in business by giving back to local charities at “Fashion Forward Friday” events through April.   Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will receive 5% of all sales on Friday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Shoppers will enjoy champagne and cupcakes

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LARC Receives Rotary Grant to Purchase Van

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has received a grant to purchase a new van through the Rotary Clubs of Fort Myers, Fort Myers South, Fort Myers Sunrise and a matching grant from Rotary District 6960, Southwest Florida. The goal of Rotary grants is to fund specific projects and equipment

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LARC’s Job-A-Palooza Career Fair for Students with Disabilities

Calling all superheroes! Students, mentors and businesses are wanted! Join LARC (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens) for the 2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience! Job-A-Palooza will be held at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33907, on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 from

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LARC to Host 1920s Mystery Fundraiser

LARC (Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens) will host a glorious evening of delicious food, fine wines, fun and intrigue on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the historic riverfront home of Fran Fenning in Fort Myers.  Guests will step back in time to the 1920s where an elaborate party

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Stephanie Wardein Joins LARC Board of Directors

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has appointed Stephanie Wardein to its board of directors. Wardein is the System Director of Community Affairs for Lee Health.  She is responsible for all community relations activities, community health strategies, outreach, education and collaboration with other community organizations to develop working solutions to

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LARC Awarded $5,000 Grant from Autism License Plate Proceeds

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) received a $5,000 grant from funds generated through the sale of the Florida “Support Autism Programs” specialty license plates. The grant will support art therapy programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities at LARC. The Autism Services Grants Council awarded a total of

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Exceptional Employers Photo Gallery

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) hosted the inaugural Exceptional Employers of Southwest Florida event on Thursday, September 12 at The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Collaboratory.  The purpose of the event was to recognize exceptional employers in our community that have hired individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event

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Golisano Foundation Provides $120,000 Grant to Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Golisano Foundation to support the expansion of LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become. LAB will offer an experiential learning environment for hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that transforms traditional program areas into spaces for

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