INTRODUCING...CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AREAS

Civitans across the world further our mission of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through four core areas – Health & Wellness, Family & Community Support, Education & Employment, and Accessible & Inclusive Communities.

A GLOBAL IMPACT

Civitan International is a global organization impacting lives at the grass roots level through local service clubs. Members of Civitan share a Servant’s Heart and a desire to create positive change for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

A CENTURY OF SERVICE

Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1917, Civitan expanded rapidly into a global force for change. The message of good citizenship rooted in compassion, service, and respect for people in need is just as important today as it was on our first day more than a century ago.

A FOCUS ON RESEARCH

The Civitan International Research Center is the flagship program of Civitan International. Deeply rooted in the core mission of Civitan—serving people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities—the CIRC conducts cutting edge research in brain-related issues such as autism, rett syndrome, down syndrome and many others. Civitan International is the only service organization dedicated to these issues which affect one in six people worldwide.

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YEAR FOUNDED

YEARS OF SERVICE

MEMBERS STRONG

GET INVOLVED

CIVITAN LIFE

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Happy July Everyone!

Starting in the month of July and extending all the way to September is the Accessible and Inclusive Community Impact Area focus. This Impact Area is important due to the fact that historically individuals with I/DD are excluded from their communities. This can be rather detrimental especially when it has been seen that when individuals are allowed to fully participate and be active members in their communities they benefit tremendously.

To round out this Civitan year, we ask that you and your clubs focus on ways you can make your community more inclusive and accessible.

For tips and to see what other clubs have done follow the link below!

Link: https://civitan.org/accessibleandinclusive/
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This month in Civitan History:
During the 1974 convention in Boston at a vote of 276 to 205, delegates from six nations voted to amend the bylaws and open Civitan membership to women. With that vote, Civitan became the first major service organization to admit women.
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Civitan International
ArtStream Inc. was awarded a $22,257 project grant from FCIDD and the Greater Silver Spring Civitan Club for equipment that will allow the organization to keep expanding its hybrid and virtual programming as they continue to wrestle with the forced isolation, stress, and grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.