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Thursday, May 23, 2024

disAbility Resource Center seeks individuals to join its board

The disAbility Resource Center is the only center for independent living in over 100 miles. The dRC provides free services to help integrate people with disabilities into society. (Port City Daily/Johanna Ferebee)
The disAbility Resource Center is the only center for independent living in over 100 miles. The dRC provides free services to help integrate people with disabilities into society. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON – The disAbility Resource Center (dRC) is looking for new board members.

Individuals who self-identify with a disability and are passionate about creating opportunities for people with disabilities, especially for equal access and inclusion, are welcome to apply. The dRC provides free services to people of all ages with disabilities of all kinds. The majority of the staff and board also are people with disabilities who understand of the obstacles that people with disabilities deal with. 

The dRC offers a range of services — such as helping individuals with disability benefits, using technology to understand work, school, and community independence, and providing resources to specialized organizations/businesses to meet each individual’s needs. The center is also very determined to advocate for affordable and accessible housing, support young adults during high school and adulthood transitions, maintain peer support, educate individuals on independent living skills, and encourage people with disabilities to be a part of their community in a meaningful way.

Ideally, the dRC is searching for an applicant who has personal life experience living with a disability. Individuals who are involved with the community/county and/or have experience in human resources, marketing, donor cultivation, special event planning, real estate or property management, or a human services field would be a great fit. Previous NPO board experience is preferred. 

Individuals who are minorities or part of an unserved/underserved community are encouraged to apply as well. The dRC supports people with disabilities in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties.

The dRC Board of Directors meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings can be attended in person or remotely with the hybrid board meetings.

More information and an application to apply for the volunteer position can be obtained by emailing gloria.garton@drc-cil.org.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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