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Learning Through Play

Learning Through Play

SOAR365 Pediatric Therapy Serves a Critical Need in Our Community Bubbles, toys and crayons galore. Every day in homes across Central Virginia, SOAR365 pediatric therapists are hard at work. But at first glance, it might look like play! In fact, that’s how SOAR365 Clinical Lead and Speech-Language Pathologist, Stephanie Howley, became interested in the...

PARK365 News – Fall 2023 / Winter 2024

PARK365 News – Fall 2023 / Winter 2024

Welcome to PARK365 News, a seasonal (short) e-newsletter to keep you up-to-date on happenings in one of our favorite places in Richmond, PARK365.  Read the Fall/Winter PARK365 newsletter in your browser

Celebrating NDEAM at SOAR365

Celebrating NDEAM at SOAR365

Learn more about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Did you know? October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! At SOAR365, we know that employees with disabilities are dedicated and valuable members of the workforce. And more and more businesses are learning this, too. A 2018 report by Accenture found that businesses that...

The Heart of SOAR365: Celebrating Our DSPs

The Heart of SOAR365: Celebrating Our DSPs

National DSP Recognition Week Is September 10-16 It’s National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week! This year, from September 10-16, we’re making sure our DSPs feel supported, valued and respected at SOAR365. Without these special staff members, we wouldn’t be able to offer our essential programs for kids and adults with disabilities. Our trained...

SOAR365 Earns 2023 Top Workplace Recognition

SOAR365 Earns 2023 Top Workplace Recognition

This marks the second year in a row that SOAR365 has received this honor. Once again, SOAR365 rose to the top! We’re proud to announce that SOAR365 was selected as a Top Workplace in Richmond for the second year in a row. This honor is based on employee responses to an in-depth survey conducted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and their partner agency,...

Time to Celebrate: PARK365 Voted Best Community Playground in Richmond!

Time to Celebrate: PARK365 Voted Best Community Playground in Richmond!

August 2023 SOAR365 is excited to announce that PARK365 is a winner in Richmond Magazine’s 2023 Best & Worst survey!  PARK365 was voted Best Community Playground. With more than two acres in Northside Richmond, PARK365 is a beloved gathering place for families and children in Richmond and the surrounding area. It's known as a great place to host a...

An Unforgettable Summer for Campers and Volunteers

An Unforgettable Summer for Campers and Volunteers

Summer Camp season is winding down, and we couldn’t have made it happen without the help of our dedicated volunteers! Coming from all over the world, representing different interests and skillsets, our volunteers have truly made this summer unforgettable. So far this summer, 88 volunteers have contributed a total of more than 2,600 hours in support of Camp...

VCU Rams Make a Slam Dunk at Camp Baker!

VCU Rams Make a Slam Dunk at Camp Baker!

In mid-July, a group of SOAR365 campers enjoyed an afternoon of dribbling, passing the ball, and shooting hoops with four VCU basketball players who visited Camp Baker’s Reinhart Center gymnasium. Several VCU student athletes had participated in a similar session last summer, and enjoyed the experience so much that the Rams requested another visit to Camp...

Celebrating the ADA With Inclusive Play

Celebrating the ADA With Inclusive Play

Did you know? The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to playgrounds, too! Part of what makes PARK365 so special is its accessible design. When everyone can play together, the results are magical. Read more about the ADA, and how we make PARK365 inclusive. What is the ADA? Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the ADA is 33 years old this summer. This...

Summer Series Brings Inclusive Fun to PARK365

Summer Series Brings Inclusive Fun to PARK365

Family-friendly activities led by community partners, plus food trucks and music. What’s better than a special evening at PARK365? How about three! SOAR365 is teaming up with local nonprofits to offer a new Summer Series of inclusive fun. Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm on June 22, July 20 and August 17 at PARK365. We’ll have food trucks on site, a DJ and even a...

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