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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
April 20, 2012

Clarke Honors Volunteers during National Volunteer Week


April 20, 2012—Dana Stallings, a Jacksonville, FL resident, is organizing a 5k run next Spring. At every mile marker, each participant will be handed a cup of handmade ice cream.

No, this isn’t a new diet trend, it’s a fundraiser! Dana owns a Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe, and is planning the Kilwins Ice Cream Run to raise money for the Clarke.

Dana’s daughter, Haley, attended the Clarke Jacksonville preschool from 1998-2002. Dana says she is organizing this event because “Clarke did so much for Haley, and this is a way for me to give back.” She is also organizing an alumni parent support group, rallying volunteers to help out with classroom activities, building community awareness, and finding ways to engage student and alumni volunteers.

Dana’s story represents just one of the many creative and inspiring ways that volunteers are engaging and supporting the work of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, and other organizations throughout the country.

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Clarke is using this opportunity to thank the individuals and groups who have given so much of their time to the school(s) over the course of its 145-year history, and also put out a call to action. If you are interested in becoming involved with our volunteer program, visit our volunteer page or call 413.582.1119.