About The Arc@Work

The Arc@Work is leading the way in developing innovative workforce solutions for the government and private sector by connecting employers with talented employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting the recruitment, on-boarding, and retention process.

Our goal is to connect organizations with people and services that increase the diversity, productivity, and quality of their overall workforce.

A Wealth of
Experience and Expertise
Our Scope and Reach:

The Arc@Work is able to leverage over 670 chapters across 49 states and the District of Columbia and to tap into the knowledge base of 140,000 members.

Our Depth of Knowledge and Experience:

The Arc@Work has over 15 years of workforce development experience and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and solutions to successful workforce integration.


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Jonathan Lucus

Jonathan Lucus

Managing 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.