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CQL is the Gold Standard in our Field

For more than 40 years, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, has been a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure and improve quality of life and quality of services. We are proud to have received accreditation.


The Standards for Excellence

The Standards for Excellence Institute® is a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and to help all nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks.

The Arc Westchester was the first in New York state to hold this designation. We are recognized as among the most ethical and accountable nonprofit organization.


Westchester Green Business

WGB-Certified is an expansion of the highly successful Westchester Green Business Challenge program, a public-private partnership launched in 2009 by Westchester County and The Business Council of Westchester to help businesses become more environmentally sustainable while saving money and improving performance.

To date, more than 300 businesses have taken part in the Challenge. The Arc of Westchester has been certified since 2016.


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