We strive to understand, anticipate and respond to the needs of the individuals we serve and our community through wide-ranging initiatives, innovative partnerships, and strategic planning for the future. Recent plans and initiatives include:
Digital Equity: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted as never before the disparities in access to technology, both hardware and internet, that prevent Arc participants from fully participating in a digital world. Accessing Arc post-secondary education classes, enjoying online entertainment, socializing with friends and family through social media, preparing for a return to the workplace or using the flexibility and convenience of the internet to make purchases, appointments or access information is all dependent on having access to equipment and wifi. Enter the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, whose SF Connected grant to The Arc SF in the amount of over $250,000 over three years enabled Arc participants to expand their computer literacy, sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, receive laptops and tablets, and weather the pandemic in the virtual company of their colleagues and Arc SF support staff. The Arc SF has leveraged this grant to raise additional funds to give Arc participants real equity in a digital future. Please visit the SF Connected link for more information about how this program changes the lives of Arc participants.
Future Forward: The Arc SF Strategic Plan 2016-2020At the Arc San Francisco, we strive to be the leader in advancing lifelong learning and achievement for the adults with developmental disabilities we serve. Framed by our values of Client Success, Operational Excellence and Trust and Transparency, "Future Forward" is a three-year strategic roadmap designed to build a stronger organization, strengthen operations, and redefine how we envision the future for individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, contact Nina Asay at firstname.lastname@example.org.