"Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West
|Wendie Blanchard / Gwen Purcell|
- Founder NORWESCAP'S Arthur and Friends / Project Manager, Alpine Learning Group
"Cultivating a Better Planet" is an apt slogan for Arthur and Friends, an organization that provides employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Inspired by her thirty-three year old nephew, the Arthur, who has Down syndrome, Wendie Blanchard founded the organization that provides employment and training utilizing hydroponic greenhouses. Serving a marginalized population of people with mental and physical disabilities, ex-offenders and veterans, the greenhouse work is a conduit for teaching other marketable skills. The model is being adapted by the Alpine Learning Group serving children with autism. Wendie and Gwen Purcell of Alpine talk more about these projects with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
www.arthurandfriends.org / www.alpinelearninggroup.org
Themes: Inspiration, Philanthropy, Mentoring
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