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Blue Violet Flowers and Gifts now open in Atco

May 15, 2019

South Jersey Nonprofit Raises Awareness For Important Cause

October 25, 2018

Archway Programs hosted its 8th Annual Cancer Awareness Walk on Wednesday, October 17th. This is a community-wide event where individuals served throughout all programs at Archway participated, as well as staff members and their families, to show their support.

Archway Programs Expands Early Intervention Services

September 21, 2018

Archway Programs has partnered with Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services, in association with Voorhees Pediatric Facility, to expand its early intervention program, Step By Step, serving children from birth through three years old. This collaboration with Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services will give Archway Programs the opportunity to provide additional supports to children with special needs. This will allow staff from Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services to support Archway’s Step By Step Program and get out in the community to help more families. Both organizations began discussing the opportunity back in May and expect to start working together early September 2018.

The Archway Schools Kick Off 10th Annual Special Olympics Inspired Event

August 10, 2018

Before summer came to a close, Archway staff and students from The Archway Schools celebrated the 10th Annual Archway Games, inspired by the Special Olympics. The Archway Games is a fun annual event that gives students an opportunity to compete in activities, work on skills including fine and gross motor, team building and sportsmanship. All of the students at the Archway Schools have an opportunity to interact with each other on different levels while cheering each other on.

'You can do whatever you want to do'

June 06, 2018

The Archway Schools hosted the 12th Annual Career and Technical Education Luncheon to celebrate the collaboration between the special needs schools’ working students and local business partners for on and off-campus jobs. The annual event was held at the special needs schools’ upper school gymnasium to celebrate the collaboration between Archways’ working students and the local businesses that offer on-and-off campus jobs to help students prepare for their post-graduation lives.

Local People Achieving Big Things in South Jersey and Beyond

June 01, 2018

Students from Archway’s Just Kids Program at Tatem Elementary in Collingswood, created and won the NJSACC’s (New Jersey’s School Age Care Coalition) first ever annual Celebrate Afterschool Poster Contest! NJSACC, the Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities, received over 100 posters from 14 different afterschool care programs throughout the great state of New Jersey. Poster submissions were due in March and created  by youth attending afterschool programs. Students in the Just Kids Program worked together and made a colorful puzzle piece poster listing out what they love to do in their afterschool program. They had a very special reason for choosing the artwork that they created.

Special Needs Schools Prepare For Career And Technical Education Luncheon

May 31, 2018

“We are fortunate to have so many long-standing relationships with local business partners and are grateful that our students get to benefit from real-work experience. Since the program was established, we have experienced tremendous growth. Archway alumni attend this event and being able to see how they benefited from the program and hear how well they are doing is incredibly rewarding. Each of our students have individualized needs, and staff helps prepare each of them, providing supports for life post-graduation,” said Brooke Chmura, Careers Teacher at Archway Programs.

Archway Schools Host 12th Annual Career, Technical Education Luncheon

May 31, 2018

Archway Schools hosted its 12th annual Career and Technical Education Luncheon Wednesday, May 30th.

The event is put on each year to celebrate the relationship between the working students and local business partners for on and off-campus jobs. This year's guest speaker was former Archway student Sam Toney who shared his story in hopes of inspiring current students and letting them know they aren't alone. The Archway Schools’ Career Education Program enables students who have special needs with associated behavioral challenges to learn in the classroom and, on-the-job, the skills necessary to transition from school-to-work.

Students Visit Senior Center for a Special Mother’s Day Activity

May 04, 2018

Students from The Archway Schools’ Horticulture Program visited the residents of The Fountains at Cedar Parke for a special Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Demonstration. Under the direction of Horticulture Instructors Kristine Henle-Blank and Hannah Gunson, the students showed residents how to create beautiful Mother's Day Teacup Arrangements with colorful flowers and greenery. There was plenty of light-hearted conversation and socializing, as both students and residents shared stories, smiles and new found friendships. This was the second flower arranging demonstration by the Archway School students coordinated by both Horticulture Instructors, Careers Teacher Brooke Chmura, along with Susan Mantz, Activities Director of The Fountains at Cedar Parke.

Tatem Elementary School Students Win NJSACC's 'Celebrate Afterschool Poster Contest'

May 03, 2018

Students from the Just Kids Program at Tatem Elementary in Collingswood, created and won the NJSACC’s (New Jersey’s School Age Care Coalition) first ever annual Celebrate Afterschool Poster Contest! The children in the Just Kids Program at Tatem Elementary have a very special reason for choosing the artwork that they created for the winning poster.

Celebrate Afterschool 2018 Poster Contest - NJSACC Announces a Winner!

May 03, 2018

Students from the Just Kids Program at Tatem Elementary in Collingswood, created and won the NJSACC’s (New Jersey’s School Age Care Coalition) first ever annual Celebrate Afterschool Poster Contest! The children in the Just Kids Program at Tatem Elementary have a very special reason for choosing the artwork that they created for the winning poster.

Archway Programs Honors Leader and Employees of the Year

April 26, 2018

Archway Programs honored its 2017-2018 Leader of the Year and Employee of the Year recipients, recognizing staff members who have made extraordinary contributions to the mission and vision of Archway Programs. Special congratulations to Archway Programs’ Leader of the Year, Miss Ashlee Battle, Partial Care Services Program Director and both Employees of the Year, Mr. Russell Polk, Programs Transportation Driver and Mrs. Brenda Saunders, Just Kids Coordinator of Staffing and Licensing.

Autism Event Promoting Acceptance and Inclusion

April 26, 2018

Archway Programs hosted its 9th Annual Hands Around the Lake event on Wednesday, which promotes autism awareness. This is a community-wide event where individuals served, staff members and families all attended to show their support. The goal of the event is to educate others about autism, so that as a community, we can not only be more aware, but accept and include all of those affected by autism and other disabilities. Those who attended the event lined up around Archway Programs’ main campus lake and held hands while Executive Director of Education, Susan Lafferty, welcomed everyone and students from both of the Archway schools read facts about autism before the walk began.

Archway Programs Hosts its Annual Community-Wide Autism Event

April 25, 2018

“Every year for the past nine years Archway has taken the opportunity to gather as a community in order to raise awareness of autism, as well as to promote acceptance and inclusion for all special needs people. Thank you to everyone for joining us on this beautiful day and participating in the fun activities, food and fellowship,” said Michael Graff, Lower School Principal at Archway Programs.

Archway Programs hosted its 9th Annual Hands Around the Lake event yesterday, which promotes autism awareness.

April 18, 2018

Archway Programs hosted its 9th Annual Hands Around the Lake event yesterday, which promotes autism awareness. This is a community-wide event where individuals served, staff members and families all attended to show their support. The goal of the event is to educate others about autism, so that as a community, we can not only be more aware, but accept and include all of those affected by autism and other disabilities.

Archway Programs Honors Staff Members During Recognition Breakfast

March 23, 2018

Archway Programs honored staff members for their time with the non-profit at the Career Center at Archway’s Upper School. On the morning of Friday, March 23rd, Archway Programs honored 38 members during its 11th annual Employee Recognition Breakfast. "Our Employee Recognition Breakfast reminds us about what is important about Archway," said George Richards, chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer. “It's not all about our accomplishments. It’s all about the people. Thank you for all that you do every day, even when there is no recognition.” The event is held to recognize employees' longevity at the non-profit and to support its staff.

Danish Company visits Archway Programs HQ

January 24, 2018

Byhavenskolen is a special needs school in Svendborg, Denmark, serving children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. They heard about Archway Programs schools and wanted to learn more about the successful model used.

Archway Programs Hosts Danish Special Needs Group

January 19, 2018

Archway Programs hosted Byhaveskolen representatives on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, as they joined forces in sharing innovative ideas and discussed industry trends.

Archway Programs’ Partial Care Services children receive gifts from local business

December 15, 2017

Honda of Turnersville hosted their fourth annual gift and holiday party for Archway Programs’ Partial Care Services youth on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Closing down their service bay to accommodate 40 kids of Archway Programs’ Partial Care Services, Honda gives Christmas gifts these kids otherwise would not be receiving from Santa this year.

Honda of Turnersville Hosts Annual Holiday Party for Archway Program Kids

December 14, 2017

Honda of Turnersville hosted their fourth annual gift and holiday party for Archway Programs’ Partial Care Services youth on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Closing down their service bay to accommodate 40 kids of Archway Programs’ Partial Care Services, Honda gives Christmas gifts these kids otherwise would not be receiving from Santa this year.

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