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Color for a Cause is a fun 5k color run event hosted by James E. Taylor High School National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America benefiting The Arc of Katy. The event is Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at James E. Taylor High School, 20700 Kingland Blvd., Katy High School 77450. Proceeds will benefit The Arc of Katy, a local non-profit organization that works to create opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We encourage you to support The Arc of Katy with us by participating in Color for a Cause! The event to be held at James E. Taylor High School is open to participants of all ages. The run will not be timed; it’s all for fun. In addition to the 5k route, there will be a shorter track available for those not able to participate in the 5k distance. Also, running is completely optional; participants are welcome to walk, stroll or even skip the whole way!

We hope to see you there! To complete the online registration visit: colorforacause.weebly.com

The Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority announced a successful service year supporting The Arc of Katy at its Founder’s Day luncheon April 30

color checkPHOTO: Ann Ferner, representing The Arc of Katy, receives check representing Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi’s donation total prior to funds raised at luncheon, from Kerry Bost, 2015-2016 Council President

Celebrating 85 years, the international social and cultural sorority’s Houston Council held its Founder’s Day luncheon April 30 at Braeburn Country Club in Houston.

The fourteen Beta Sigma Phi chapters in the Houston Council supported The Arc of Katy by giving of their time to help with Arc socials and craft projects, donating needed supplies and equipment for its Day and Summer Camps and raising needed funds.

Prior to the luncheon the council had raised $11,114 and generous members raised the total to $12,000 for the year. The Houston Council also announced at the luncheon that The Arc of Katy was again selected by its members as the council service project for the 2016-2017 sorority year.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is an international women’s social and cultural organization open to women of all ages. Sorority members enjoy the opportunity to make friends, attend socials and cultural programs and serving their community. For membership opportunities, visit www.betasigmaphihouston.org.

The Arc of Katy is accepting applications for a part-time day program instructor and a part-time admin assistant. The Day Program provides organized activity to these community members who are unable to secure a job or have other meaningful activities.

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Getting ready for The Arc of Katy Annual General Membership Meeting? Curious about what bylaws govern the organization's activity? See bylaws as amended in May 2014 here.

On May 12 at the Annual General Membership Meeting of The Arc of Katy, the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors will present a slate of candidates from the community for election to three-year terms as members of the Board.

View the report from the Nominating Committee.

The Triumph Gala is The Arc of Katy’s largest fundraiser and bridges the gap between day camp expenses not covered by tuition, and supports other social programs for participants. It is a celebration of the triumphs of our client population and our supporters, themed around the historic arches erected throughout the world as monuments to great accomplishments. In addition to the recognition of our Gala honorees, Suzanne and Gary Winkler, the special evening offered fine dining, a silent auction and a spirited live auction.

The Arc of Katy is accepting applications for two positions: a full-time day program director and a part-time day program instructor. The Day Program provides organized activity to these community members who are unable to secure a job or have other meaningful activities.

We are also looking for a communications intern to write articles, assist with website content management, update Facebook page, develop and distribute news releases and assist with events.

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Ann Davis discusses The Arc of Katy and children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the Katy (Texas) Area Economic Development Council.

About The Arc

We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.


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Arc of Katy Socials

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Our socials are held at the Katy Family YMCA, 1100 South Peek Road at Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450 from 7 - 9 p.m.

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Adult Activity Day Camps

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The Adult Day Activity Camp serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a safe and fun environment.

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Summer Camp

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We offer three annual Summer Camp sessions that give campers and their families flexibility for camp and other summertime activities.

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A tremendous benefit

Having a child with special needs is like being in a fraternity you didn’t elect to join. I am very happy and proud to be a part of the fraternity/community that is The Arc of Katy.

Jane Dooley, mother of Megan Scholfield

Distinct pleasure

I've had the distinct pleasure of watching The Arc of Katy grow from a small group of parents to a community of family, friends and professionals all with a common interest.

Mary McDonald

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