Why We Love the Livermore Police Department

A Job Washing Police Vehicles in Livermore Did you know that for over a decade, The Arc has found work for people with developmental disabilities at the Livermore Police Department?  A team of dedicated Arc clients has washed police vehicles and do a great job at it.   Pride in Their Work Rhonda Bishop, Livermore […]

Justice for Brendan Dassey – Man Featured in Making a Murderer

Brendan Dassey, featured in the Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, had his murder conviction overturned. The Judge ruled, that as a person with a developmental disability, Brendan’s confession was coerced. The Arc says people with a developmental disability often confess during interrogation and that Brendan is just one example of perhaps hundreds of people with a developmental disability who are in prison unjustly.

A Quarter Century of Shiny Autos in Pleasanton

    For 25 years now, The Arc of Alameda County has teamed up with the City of Pleasanton to provide Arc clients – people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – the opportunity for some on-the-job training by washing Pleasanton’s maintenance vehicles.  Over the quarter century, the Arc workers have done such a great job […]

Talkin’ Trash in San Leandro – Arc Clients Keep Parks Picked-up

The Start of a Beautiful Friendship with The City of San Leandro Back in 2012, The Arc of Alameda County partnered with The City of San Leandro to pick up trash at Marina Park at the end of Fairway Drive.  It was the beginning of a long relationship.  Our clients still go every Monday and […]

The Coffee Project: Arc Clients Make Great Bean Baggers

James Vaughn, was looking for an auto-weigher – a machine that mechanizes the task of filling a bag with his raw coffee beans (see one in action here).    Vaughn, owner of The Coffee Project, sells gourmet beans – which he buys from all over the world – to people who take 15 minutes to roast […]

Otis McAllister: Loves the Arc’s “Postive, Special Staff”

Founded in 1892, Otis McAllister LLC is one of the oldest food product companies in the world.  The Arc is proud to say its clients have been working on Otis McAllister project for some 20 years.     Everett Golden heads-up Otis McAllister.  He says found The Arc and the solution to his labeling problems a […]

The Arc is Hiring – Van Drivers, Campus Mgrs & More

      The Arc of Alameda County announced today that it is looking to fill several newly created jobs in addition to having several openings for its more traditional jobs.  Click here for more information.   One of the newly created positions is that of Assistant Campus Director. The person filling the job will be a […]

The Arc’s Results-Driven Program Makes a Difference: Robert Virgilio

Finally – A Feeling of Belonging Robert Virgilio has made tremendous strides on social skills since coming to The Arc’s Walpert Campus in Hayward.  Robert’s mother, Erma Virgilio, says he came from a large high school with over 2000 students which made it difficult for him to adapt. “He has thrived since enrolling in the Walpert Program […]