The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. (MORC) is the premier resource for providing services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities in southeast Michigan.
MORC is pleased to announce that we received a grant of $2,675 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to support the "Acting Out Your Dreams" program.
The program will provide theatre arts education to individuals with developmental disabilities served by MORC in partnership with All the World's a Stage. Following twelve weeks of instruction, program participants will stage a public exhibition of their work open to the community. The grant dollars will be matched by the Futures Foundation, maximizing the public/private collaboration.
"We've seen the value of performance art in helping individuals express themselves, gain self confidence and improve teamwork," says Project Director Teri Donaldson. "We are thrilled to receive this grant which will offer this unique artistic experience to the individuals with developmental disabilities that we serve."
MORC's grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 494 applications to compete for fiscal year 2015 funding. The MCACA review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents of Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. The program is also supported nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and locally by the Anton Art Center, the region 10A regranting agency.
Just announced! The Futures Foundation has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Rotary Club of Mt. Clemens' Spring Zing event for 2015. The proceeds will provide additional funding for camp scholarships for individuals with developmental disabilities served by MORC.
The event will be held on March 29, 2015 at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering in Chesterfield, MI. The theme is “Our Big Fat Rotary Wedding”. Rotarians Kris Miele and Brian Howell will be married by Mount Clemens Mayor Barb Dempsey. All guests will have the opportunity to renew their wedding vows.
The Rotary Club of Mt. Clemens has generously donated over $400,000 to local and international charities from past events. The Futures Foundation is honored to be selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries.
If you would like to support The Futures Foundation by attending the event, tickets can be purchased at www.mountclemensrotary.org. Tickets are $100 per person ($50 tax deductible value).