Arc Aspicio employees internalize and live the mission of fortifying our nation - and that doesn't stop at the end of the workday. We invest our time, our money, and ourselves into our communities.
Building Stronger Communities
Stronger communities create a strong nation and a more secure world. Our Community Involvement initiative is a focal point for our collective efforts and represents only a fraction of the good that our people do on a day-to-day basis. At their core, good consultants are first and foremost good citizens.
Community involvement has always been a part of our culture.
As our company grows, so does our presence in the community.
Not only does our contribution benefit the community in which we work and live, community involvement gives us an opportunity to grow our network and visibility within the homeland security and Washington, DC communities.
Arc Aspicio is proud to support the homeland security and Washington, DC communities through such programs as: the Annual Wreath Laying at Arlington Cemetery, food and goods drives for the DC Central Kitchen, the Girl Scouts Emergency Preparedness Patch Program and the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF). As part of our philanthropy efforts, our employees selected SDF as our top non-profit organization. We selected SDF because of our love of dogs and the organization's mission of training search and rescue dogs aligns with our homeland security focus. To learn more about SDF, please visit www.searchdogfoundation.org.
Arc Aspicio aligns many of its community involvement programs with the Homeland Security mission and work we have done within DHS. Our work with FEMA and ready.gov are great examples of the integration of client work and community involvement. Our support of the SDF focuses on the response side of emergency management, but we also conduct programs which make use of our work on ready.gov.
During the Spring of 2010, representatives from Arc Aspicio helped a girl scout troop in Silver Spring, Maryland achieve their Emergency Preparedness Badge. Our volunteers reviewed what it takes to be prepared, what items should be in an emergency kit, and even got the Girl Scouts on the path to emergency preparedness with flashlights provided by Arc Aspicio. We also took part in National Preparedness Month 2010 with a blood drive benefiting Children’s Hospital.
Arc Aspicio encourages our employees to make use of 8 hours of additional Paid Time Off to be used for independent volunteer activities, as well as $250 per annum towards the purchase of emergency preparedness supplies.
Arc Aspicio is also dedicated to environmental and social responsibility. Our policies reflect our goals to increase energy conservation and decrease waste. All Arc Aspicio employees are part of our effort to be a superior corporate citizen.