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The Arc both serves and advocates

Advocacy is at the heart of Sima Thorpe’s role as executive director of The Arc of Spokane. 

After spending many of the 21 years she worked at Gonzaga University as director and volunteer service coordinator at the Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL), she chose to come to The Arc because it ties direct service and social action.

Sima believes it’s important to know the people for whom one advocates.

At The Arc, Sima fits her thirst for justice, civil rights and advocacy with her work to build respect for and integrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the community... . . . .read more

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The Arc both serves and advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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