Success in Collaboration. The story of Hobart and William Smith Colleges & The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. In the Beginning…. How the collaboration developed. Hobart and William Smith Colleges. HWS FAST FACTS Students: ~2,000 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
The story of Hobart and William Smith Colleges & The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
How the collaboration developed
~70% students participate in service activities (+30,000 hrs/yr)
~60% students study abroad
Ontario ARC College Experience program (est. 2005)
The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc.is a regional association of 11 not-for-profit NYSARC, Inc. human service agencies serving 9,000 individuals challenged with developmental disabilities, and their families in 13 central upstate New York counties. Collaborative agencies individually provide services in residential day treatment programs, family support, pre-school education, service coordination and job training and placement. Member agencies associate to enhance individual and collective effectiveness. Founded in 1996
Chemung ARC Arc of Schuyler
Genesee ARC Seneca Cayuga ARC
Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Arc of Steuben
Arc of Monroe County Wayne ARC
Ontario Arc Yates ARC
Arc of Orleans County
The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes will be the premier organizational resource for innovative management & support services for people with disabilities.
VisionShared Excellence for Those We Serve
Caring Commitment Integrity Valuing Family Respect Empowerment Trust
2011 Team Charter
Community Inclusion Team
Involvement with relatives and friends and belonging to a neighborhood and community. Community inclusion provides opportunities for people to engage in experiences and activities of choice.
Training and education for agencies and the community.
Sponsor workshops in the arts in the areas of Video Productions, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Creative Writing at the Hobart and Wm Smith Colleges (HWS) Disability and Arts Festival. Workshops will be inclusive and open to people we serve through the collaborative agencies and students and faculty from HWS.
A community film festival
Sponsored by the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes Community Inclusion Team
For more information:
A campus – community collaboration
Building on the success
Moving forward in year 3 and beyond
6 design teams
The Arts Experience is a partnership of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes. The festival is an opportunity for participants, including people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, the college community, and the general public to explore various means of expression through the arts.
The Arts Experience will cultivate and embrace the spirit of inclusion through participation in the arts, artistic performance and celebration.
Activities (e.g., workshops, classes, performances, exhibits, speakers) can be one time activities or a series of activities
Activities should take place in accessible venues, including on the HWS campus or off campus at other art venues, at Collaborative member sites, etc.
Each Team should be made aware of the challenges facing some participants re: travel, accessibility, location, time commitments, dietary restrictions, etc.
Events and activities should foster a better understanding of respect for individual differences, inclusion, and various abilities.
Activities should take place during the identified time frame of the Festival.Design team ground rules