Jonathan Lucas

lucas@thearc.org

Jonathan LucasManaging Director of The Arc@Work

 

Jonathan Lucus is the Managing Director of The Arc@Work at The Arc of the United States. In his role, he is responsible for creating social enterprise programs that support businesses in hiring and retaining individuals with I/DD in their companies and for developing workforce programs for The Arc chapter network around the country. 

Before coming to The Arc, Jonathan has had over twelve years of program administration experience that has supported marginalized populations that ranged from refugees to under-served women’s populations to at-risk youth. He has overseen national technical assistance programs for the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and created a national job placement and a training agency that has supported refugee populations across the U.S. During this time his work on integration and workforce development was recognized as an international best practice by the U.N. Commissioner for Refugees. He has written language for Congressional legislation that was passed into law and has provided consultation to the United Nations, European Union, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, and various countries around the world. 

Jonathan is the founder and president of Alexandria West Rotary Club and has been a member of Rotary for over a decade where he has lead humanitarian projects in Russia and Zimbabwe. 

He received his MPA from the UNCG, certification of Russian language and culture from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a BS in Psychology from Greensboro College.