Welcome to CFC, Providing Affordable Systems Since 1991 to Schools and Families.
Our mission is to help meet the growing demand for technology in classrooms for low-income earners and other eligible candidates. Our staff and volunteers process donated PCs for recycling and sale. All computers are offered at a discount to those who are eligible.
We believe all students deserve access to technology in order to participate on a level playing field. Those with access to a computer and the internet are more equipped to flourish in the current technology-based landscape.
Millions of students in the US don’t have access to a computer or the internet. According to the 2012 US Census, this affects low-income, African American, and Latino populations the most. The “Achievement Gap” in our schools between Asian/Caucasian and African American/Hispanics is the same as the gap between those having home computers and connection to the Internet, according to Dr. Rob Fairlie, a Professor of Economics at California State University, Santa Cruz. Dr. Fairlie has found that students in their senior year in high school with a home computer/laptop are twice as likely to attend college.
Security is of utmost importance. Once we have received a donation, we extract any storage devices that potentially contain personal or sensitive information. Salvageable storage devices are securely wiped using tools on par with the U.S. Department of Defense. All other drives are physically degaussed and/or destroyed.
The majority of our units are preinstalled with Windows 10 and are equipped with the Microsoft Office suite. All desktops come with a one-year warranty. All laptops come with a 90-day warranty on battery and hardware and a year warranty on hard drives and programs installed. Chromebooks and laptop specials(models vary) are sold when available and come with a 60 warranty.
Nothing goes to the landfill.