ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: The Natick Community-Senior Center is displaying art completed by students who attend Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center in Natick. The exclusive art show will be exhibited from now until January 15.
Each piece of art includes an individual profile of a RCS Learning Center student, in the “Let’s Get to Work” vocational program, “who I am, what I like, what interests me.” Giving visitors to the Natick Community-Senor Center a peek into the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who attend RCS Learning Center, a school for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. For many years the Natick Community-Senior Center has featured local artists, but this is the first time working with such a unique group, or any non-profit.
The Community-Senior Center and RCS Learning Center have a working relationship through the school’s vocational program. Older students in the RCS Learning Center program volunteer at the center and have assisted with Meals on Wheels. Vocational Director Jacqueline Adams, M.S., BCBA, LABA, said this is a wonderful opportunity for the students and RCS Learning Center to show their work in an art gallery-like setting, to share their stories with the public, for the public to learn about RCS, and to build awareness about its program.
ABOUT JORDAN RICH: Since his late teens, Jordan has been a fixture on Boston airwaves, beginning with his first job as weather reporter on WRKO in 1978. He soon was promoted to morning co-host, sharing the spotlight with the legendary Norm Nathan. He made his way to WLLH as a talk host and eventually became morning host on the adult contemporary radio station WSSH FM. Jordan greeted listeners daily for fifteen years on the 50,000 watt FM music station before moving to WBZ where he has remained since the mid 1990’s.
As host of the long running Jordan Rich Show, he developed a loyal nation-wide audience who enjoyed intelligent talk about art, culture, history, science, and the human experience. Jordan also interviewed many authors, musicians, actors, and other celebrities. Jordan can now be heard daily on WBZ’s Connoisseur Corner and New England Weekend.
Jordan Rich is a native of the Boston area whose career on Boston radio and TV spans nearly four decades. While attending Curry College, he began career began at WRKO Boston. Shortly thereafter, Jordan hosted a talk-radio show on WLLH-AM and a weekend music program on WSSH-FM. He went on to become the popular morning host at WSSH-FM, a position he had for nearly fifteen years. In 1996, Jordan began working at WBZ News Radio AM 1030, at that time taking over for his longtime friend and mentor Norm Nathan. He hosted The Jordan Rich Show at WBZ for two decades before “retiring” from the late night talk radio shift in 2016. Today, Jordan’s Connoisseurs Corner spots and New England Weekend updates remain popular across the region.
Jordan has a busy extra curricular schedule, often serving as a professional master of ceremonies, celebrity auctioneer, and keynote speaker. Throughout his career, Jordan has been an active fundraiser for many organizations and charities, including Bostons Children’s Hospital, The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, The Boston Minstrels, Vilna Shul, Metro West Jewish Family Services, and The Boston Home.