Land in Silvis Will Be Site Location of Job Training Center

People helping people – it’s the foundation of all credit unions and the cornerstone of IHMVCU’s mission to improve the financial well-being of our members, team members and the communities we serve. It’s with this idea in mind, that IHMVCU is pleased to announce the donation of roughly 10 acres of land located at 1801 Crosstown Avenue in Silvis to The Arc of the Quad Cities.


“It was the perfect storm,” said Rick Schloemer, IHMVCU Community Outreach Coordinator and Community Funding Committee Chair. “We had land looking for a new home and The Arc was looking for land for a new initiative.”


The Arc’s goal with the land is to create a self-supporting social enterprise that will provide job opportunities and training for people with disabilities who are looking for job experience, specifically in agriculture and horticulture.


“This donation from IHMVCU is just the right catalyst to allow The Arc to support people with disabilities by expanding their potential through employment. This unique opportunity will help us to build a new pathway to guide people with disabilities while they find success on their life journey, just like IHMVCU helps their members find success on their financial journeys” said Michael Glanz, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area Executive Director.


The land will expand The Arc’s services to support individuals with disabilities to transform their lives through job training development, career growth, community integration, horticultural therapy, and increased financial autonomy. Individuals will gain the soft sills, technical instruction that they need to work in horticulture, agriculture, or a career of their choosing followed by job assistance, placement and job coaching. The land is located adjacent to Walmart on Crosstown Avenue in Silvis.


Read more about the land: Quad City Times

Pictured from left to right: IHMVCU team members: Rick Schloemer, Melissa Brown, Lisa Olson, Lindsey Ramos, Ann McMillian (back), Jacob Greene, Janice Hickman (back), Christina Flores, Matt Jefferson (back), Delaina Miller, Elliott Lard (back), Brian Laufenberg. The Arc team members: Michael Glanz, Joan Conrad, Randy Peeters (back), Meg Davis, James Crawford, Kristal Shriner (back), Anne Neumann.

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