ArcByte Non-Profit Support Programs
ArcByte, Inc. was founded in part by Lela
McFarland. Ms. McFarland, fresh out of college, was a career
councilor and job skills educator with a women's homeless shelter.
One of the largest obstacles that Ms. McFarland faced in providing1 good job-skills training was obtaining the
computer equipment necessary to teach basic computer skills. Computer skills were
quickly becoming a necessary skill to help move her clients from being
limited to a fast-food job to being able to break into a professional
career that could adequately support their families.
After leaving her position as a job
skills educator, Ms.
McFarland worked in several other non-profit organizations. One of
these positions was a Community Development Specialist. In this
role, she helped coordinate non-profit groups to organize community-wide
initiatives. Working so closely with hundreds of non-profit
groups, Ms. McFarland realized that the need for technology and computer
resources was not limited to specific non-profit groups.
After many years in the non-profit
sector, Ms. McFarland helped to establish ArcByte, Inc. While
ArcByte, Inc. is a for-profit organization, Ms. McFarland has worked diligently
to ensure that ArcByte donates resources to non-profit groups who so desperately