The Arc of Alameda County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for over 50 years has provided a range of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They offer life skills education and employment services tailored to the needs and goals of their 400 clients who have an extremely wide range of developmental disabilities.
Ronald Luter, President and CEO, has been with the Arc of Alameda County for 30 years, he has held many different jobs within the organization and worked his way up to where he is today. The Arc of Alameda County has three locations to serve the community, San Leandro, Hayward and Dublin.
There are 22 Arc Chapters in California and over 700 nationwide that not only provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities but they also advocate to protect civil rights and maintain state and federal funding sources.
The Arc of Alameda has been a Fremont Bank client for over 20 years. The partnership started when they needed a loan to help fund a new location and they’ve been with Fremont Bank ever since then. “Fremont Bank is our biggest supporter. They help coordinate credit card processing at our events and the people – everyone has been wonderful. Our partnership with Fremont Bank is extremely important to us.” said Ronald. Fremont Bank was also instrumental in helping to handle payroll and set up direct deposit for their clients. This ensured their clients would receive their money and be able to spend it accordingly.
What’s next for the Arc of Alameda County? They are in the middle of a fundraising campaign to transition their existing Vocational Development program to find competitive and integrated employment for their clients, real jobs for real pay.