Writers’ Group, a Swearer Center Community Program, received the Arc of Blackstone Valley's 2010 Special Recognition Award at a ceremony on March 16. For the last 20 years, student volunteers for the Writers’ Group have worked with developmentally disabled adults who are part of Blackstone Valley Industries, a division of the Arc. The Writers’ Group provides these adults with a forum to express themselves and develop their personal creativity and communicative skills through weekly writing workshops. The program's goal is to foster understanding between volunteers and writers and to increase awareness of the challenges facing the developmentally disabled community. The Writers’ Group includes Brown students Kate Carbone, Adam Davis, Gaby Scarritt, Riana Dutt, and Leah Bromberg. View photo

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