We believe in limitless possibilities and the power of big dreams.

At The Arc San Francisco, we know a lot about developmental disabilities. But we know even more about big dreams. About the dignity of work. The pride of self-reliance. And the power of a community that works together to lift everyone up.

For over 65 years, our lifelong learning approach has empowered every individual we support to achieve success at their own work, at life...even in love. We invite you to discover how our innovative programs are transforming lives while enriching all of us in the community.

Let's get together on this. Let's dare to dream.

  • Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

  • Join us on the evening of Friday April 21st, 2017 for a most excellent dance celebration in honor of a truly righteous cause. Pulse Prom is an 80s-themed fundraiser in support of The Arc San Francisco, a learning and achievement center for adults with developmental disabilities.
    Get ready to dance to the max with Arc clients, volunteers and members of Pulse as we throw down only the freshest 80s tunes. We will have drinks for sale and free snacks to energize your dance floor shenanigans, and there will be a raffle that is not to be missed. You are encouraged to wear your raddest 80s gear, and we will be providing some gnarly accessories as well.

    All ticket, drink, art and raffle sale proceeds will go to The Arc.

    Can't wait to party with you on this totally awesome evening!!!

  • Volunteers at The Arc San Francisco bring our mission to life every day. Whether you are looking for a place to share your artistic skills each week or a wonderful location for team-building through a done-in-a-day group project, The Arc has something for you. Volunteer by yourself, with a friend, or as a group; we welcome your fresh ideas and diverse talents.
    To learn more, check out this fantastic spotlight on The Arc SF's volunteer program and its Development & Volunteer Manager Giovanna Erkanat at
    Interested in volunteering at The Arc San Francisco? Visit

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