ARC Associates (Oakland, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Nancy Grant
  • Title:Assistant Director/Administration

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:ARC Associates
  • Address:428 13th Street, Suite 200
    Oakland, CA 94612
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:510-834-9455 (113)
  • Main fax:510-763-1490

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:Deaf Plus Adult Community
    5437 Central Ave, Suites 4-5
    Newark, CA 94560
    United States

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:415-317-2116

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • ARC Associates is dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity for under-served students of diverse backgrounds, their families, and communities; and promoting equity and improving race relations by creating conditions for the empowerment of under-served individuals.

  • Overview:
  • Vision: ARC Associates is driven by our commitment to a better, more equitable tomorrow. We strive to address the underlying causes of inequality and injustice. We want all students to have access to educational opportunities where they can develop to their fullest potential, rooted in a respect for differences and an enduring sense of our common humanity. In this tomorrow all children and adults feel valued and affirmed for who they are and acquire the skills and understandings they need to survive, thrive and participate in building a more just and democratic society.

    To actualize this vision, we provide a range of programs and services: educational (tutoring in underperforming schools, GED and career development for migrant workers, charter school development and support), youth development in the context of community (Loto Taha Pasifika for Pacific Islander youth and families), research and writing (see resources page on our website), and incubation of new projects for underserved communities (adult day program for deaf and deaf-blind adults with developmental disabilities and additional disabilities/challenges.

    Our funding includes public grants at the federal (Dept. of Education, HEP/CAMP), state (Dept. of Developmental Services), and local (Oakland Fund for Children and Youth) levels, as well as foundation and private donations.

    This proposal targets our new project, Deaf Plus Adult Community (DPAC), a day program for developmentally disabled adults who are also deaf or deaf/blind AND have additional disabilities and behavior challenges.

  • History:
  • ARC Associates was founded in 1977. You can see an overview of our milestones at .

    ARC's projects are driven by the expertise and commitment of project leadership, and have taken many forms. Early projects in the 1970's through the 1990's focused on bilingual education research, programming, and supports initially with Asian populations, and broadening to include Hispanic populations and more. For 10 years, ARC operated federally funded Bilingual Education Support Centers in California and the Pacific Region (Honolulu and Palau). While the initial focus was on children, it was clear there was a need for educational opportunities and subsequently career opportunities for adults which led to Project Avanzando, providing GED classes and career development programming for migrant workers in southern California. No Child Left Behind presented the opportunity to engage in ARC Tutoring, our excellent math and language arts tutoring programs in under-performing schools, including many English language learners. This still occurs in both the San Francisco Bay Area and in southern California. ARC responded to local needs during the 1980's into the present to create educational and community support projects such as Computer Street Academy, introducing computer literacy to multicultural low income students; Youth Sounds, which taught youth to media skills (video, television, radio) both in front of and behind the microphone, all aspects of production and performance. ARC Associates was the host for development of Oakland Unity High School, now a very successful and independent charter school serving mostly low income Latino/a students. ARC has encouraged the development of additional charter schools. In 2000, ARC developed a cultural arts and youth development program for Pacific Islander youth, a population at great risk for school dropout and juvenile justice system involvement. This program has expanded to include tutoring, arts, community gardening and health programming, engaging parents and community as well as the youth.

    In the early 2000's, ARC rented some of its space to a program for deaf and hard of hearing children, youth and families; from the experience of sharing a space with deaf staff and clients, ARC was open to developing a new project for special needs Deaf adults, Deaf Plus Adult Community. (See more under program description.)

    ARC's staff have been involved with research, publication of articles and book chapters, are leaders in their fields and communities.

  • Year established:1977
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:25


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:94-2466542

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:942466542
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:410 7TH STREET ROOM 204B
  • Organization City:OAKLAND
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:94607-3928
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:Z99Z
  • Asset Amount:$10,901
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$414,417
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$414,417
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:41:30 am

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