Brief History


 

 

 

2011

A new program, Deaf Plus, is approved to develop and run a day program for multiply disabled deaf adults. A 3-year grant awarded from the The Regional Center of the East Bay.

 

2010

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth approved the Healthy Heart Healthy Mind program, based on the need to improve academic outcomes and health education in Oakland’s Pacific Islander community.

 

2008

ARC research report, “Achievement testing for English Language Learners, ready or not?” published in the Education Policy Analysis Archives.

 

2004

ARC’s afterschool tutoring program became a CA Title I SES provider. SES grew and became ARC’s largest program in 2007 (ARC Tutoring).

 

2003

Oakland Unity High School opened as an independent non-profit charter school. ARC provides administrative and development support for the school.

 

2002

Oakland Unified School District approved ARC’s charter to operate a charter school in Oakland.

 

2001

ARC began work to support Oakland charter schools through a two-year ED Grant.

 

2000

Opened an office in Southern California to conduct GED programs for seasonal agricultural workers (Project Avanzando).

 

2000

ARC became the fiscal sponsor of Pacific Islander Kie Assocaition (PIKA), a local group serving the Oakland Pacific Islander community.

 

1999

The Journal of Negro Education published the “Leading for Diversity” special issue based on ARC’s research.

 

1998

Began new programs: School reform coaching, Computer Street Academy, Youth Together, Oakland Parents Together, among others.

 

1997

With ED’s phasing out of support center programs and focus on direct school funding, ARC faced with 80% funding cut and began transitioning into a direct services provider.

 

1994

Conducted the national commemorative symposium “Revisiting The Lau Decision: 20 Years After” which examined the lasting impact of the 1974 Supreme Court case.

 

1990

The ARC research report, “Promoting the Success of Latino Language-Minority Students: An Exploratory Study of Six High Schools” was published in Harvard Educational Review.

 

1994

Conducted the national commemorative symposium “Revisiting The Lau Decision: 20 Years After” which examined the lasting impact of the 1974 Supreme Court case.

 

1990

The ARC research report, “Promoting the Success of Latino Language-Minority Students: An Exploratory Study of Six High Schools” was published in Harvard Educational Review.

 

1987

Opened offices in Honolulu and Palau and began 10 years of operation of Bilingual Education Support Centers in the Pacific region. Offices closed in 1998.

 

1986

Collaborated with WestEd to operate the Equity Assistance Center.

 

1985

Received ED support and began 12 years of operating Bilingual Education Support Centers in California.

 

1984

Received support from ED to sponsor summer training for researchers interested in Asian and Pacific Islander education.

 

1981

Received more support on research studies relating to the schooling and education of minority students.

 

1980

Received a copyright for our bilingual curriculum from the Asian American Bilingual Center, and began publishing and disseminating the materials.

 

1980

Received our first grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to study bilingual education in the Chinese community.

 

1977-80

A telephone line and a PO box established.

1977

ARC Associates incorporated as a California non-profit, based in Oakland, California.