25 Years with ArcGNO

For someone who never applied to work for Arc of Greater New Orleans, Michelle Chaisson has had an indelible mark on the landscape of the non-profit. Director of human resources today, many staff would be surprised to learn that Chaisson never had intentions of working in HR, let alone that the department did not exist […]

Krewe of Carrollton shrimp boots decorated by ArcGNO

Krewe of Arc & Krewe of Carrollton Team Up!

Each year, ArcGNO’s social club, the Krewe of Arc, partners with Mardi Gras krewe, Krewe of Carrollton, to help decorate Carrollton’s signature throw – shrimp boots!   Be sure to keep an eye out for these fashionable boots during Mardi Gras!

Sterling Hall Reborn as Arc on the Parkway

When ArcGNO set out in 2010 to renovate 3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway, we had a big vision, inspired largely by Polly Campbell. Polly’s dream was to open a gathering place that would help the St. Bernard community to reconstitute itself. She envisioned a crossroads where those with intellectual disabilities could learn a trade and earn […]

SBP Culinary Classic 10.25.18

1st Annual SBP Culinary Classic

Our annual fundraiser benefiting our operations in St. Bernard Parish has undergone a makeover! The 1st Annual SBP Culinary Classic will feature prominent and up-and-coming restaurants and drinking establishments from St. Bernard Parish. Come enjoy an evening of fine cuisine, drinks, and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will help to fund ArcGNO’s St. Bernard […]

DSP Spotlight: Shirley Blanche

My favorite DSP here at the Westwego Community Center is Ms. Shirley. The reason why I chose Ms. Shirley as my favorite DSP at the center is because she is a very sweet-hearted person to me and others. Ms. Shirley makes me feel important by going out of her way to help me and others. […]

DSP Kelly Sims and participant Meghan Ott take a silly photo

DSP Spotlight: Kelly Sims

  Kelly is my favorite Arc worker I ever met. Sometimes when I need help with any problems I have, that’ll be Kelly. Because she is the only one I can trust that I can count on. She brings good personality to make me happy with, with a good attitude. She brings happiness to everyone […]

DSP Spotlight: Donyell Williams

Donyell is very helpful. She and I work great together. I have no complaints working with your agency. It has been a pleasure for Riley and me, working with Donyell.   Donyell Williams is a support coordinator in ArcGNO’s Family Support Coordination department. She helps coordinate support for children with intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. Nicole Duferene […]

DSP April Darrensbourg and client Matthew Davis laugh during DSP Recognition Week

DSP Spotlight: April Darrensbourg

Ms. April is the most loving staff I have ever met. She is a great dancer at zumba and she always asks me what I want to do for the day. My favorite place to go with Ms. April is bowling. She makes it fun because she coaches me to help me get better. She […]

DSP Spotlight: Esconda Galmon

Esconda cares about me and loves me. I feel important because she came to the center, gives her time and engages me. I really enjoy riding bikes with Esconda. I want to wish her a happy DSP week and I am glad she chose to work here at the center. She is really making a […]