Benincasa and Shoge Deliver Community Development Presentation to Executive Leadership Team at the Arc Central Chesapeake Region

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Linthicum Heights, MD – Cofounders and partners Ross Benincasa and Sam Shoge of Rivers & Roads Consulting engaged the executive leadership team of the Arc Central Chesapeake Region in a compelling presentation on community development. The Arc, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Anne Arundel County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is strategically advancing its regional impact through initiatives spearheaded by its subsidiaries, Chesapeake Neighbors and Chesapeake Community Development. Recognizing the importance of ensuring its staff grasp community development thoroughly, the Arc invited Rivers & Roads Consulting to explain why it matters and how it aligns with the organization’s goals.

The presentation commenced with Ross Benincasa establishing a direct connection between community development and the Arc’s overarching vision statement. “The Arc’s vision of equitable, accessible, and inclusive communities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities served as the cornerstone and catalyst for our presentation,” remarked Benincasa.

Benincasa and Shoge then guided the Arc’s leadership team through an examination of community development, explaining its processes and anticipated results in detail. The discussion highlighted the critical importance of affordable housing, inclusive infrastructure, cultural and social spaces, and economic development in achieving community development goals.

In reflecting on the presentation, Sam Shoge expressed satisfaction with the engagement’s reception: “The Arc’s executive leadership team showed impressive openness to the ideas presented in our discussion on community development. Their thoughtful participation and questions reflect their dedication to furthering the organization’s mission in a way that makes a meaningful and inclusive impact.”

Rivers & Roads Consulting is grateful for the opportunity to support the Arc Central Chesapeake Region in strengthening its organizational capacity. As the Arc leads the way in creating vibrant and inclusive communities, we are dedicated to assisting in achieving its mission-driven goals.


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