At Clark Computer Services, we are proud of the deep and lasting relationships we have developed with each client we serve. We live and work in our service area, so it means a lot to us when we are able to leverage those relationships to create meaningful connections. For example, since the very beginning of the company, we’ve done our best to refurbish used-but-still-serviceable devices (with owner’s permission) and re-home them at no charge to someone on a limited income.
When Darren heard that the Lucas Village and Carver community centers in Frederick were having trouble with their WiFi, making it difficult for the kids to participate in remote learning, he decided to do something about it. Pulling the team at Clark Computer Services together, we discussed options, did a site visit to determine need, and put together a plan of action. Donating time and materials, we purchased enough Ubiquiti WiFi hubs to cover the community centers and sent a technician out to install them. With high-speed access now available, the kids are back in the virtual classroom.
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In 2014, we formalized this process through a relationship with SHIP — Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership — of Frederick County. SHIP’s mission is to help Frederick County’s homeless youth complete their educations, realize their best potential, and be poised to break the cycle of poverty they were born into. Providing refurbished computers to homeless students is one small way we can help these kids overcome the many barriers they face as they work toward academic success, on-time graduation, and better lives.