WorkSmart Donates Web Development to Durham Public Schools Project
Organization Leader Helps Launch StrongDurhamSchools.com
Durham, NC – WorkSmart, a leading provider of Information Technology services in North Carolina, announced today its involvement in the recently launched Strong Durham Schools website. Strong Durham Schools is a project begun by members of Durham Allies for Responsive Education, a group formed to support and strengthen the Durham Public Schools. WorkSmart is honored to participate in an effort to combat the negative press associated with the community’s public schools.
The Strong Durham Schools website highlights the strengths of the schools, displaying honest, first person accounts of thriving students who are achieving academic success. Elizabeth Tolman, a parent of two children enrolled in Durham Public Schools, posts pieces to help parents make the school choice decision for their families.
After acquiring the website’s domain name, Tolman needed help to develop the website. As WorkSmart has close ties with the Durham Public School System, it was not long before WorkSmart’s services were volunteered. COO Clay Harris eagerly donated web development and site hosting.
“The stories featured on the site offer residents the chance to get an insider’s perspective on what is happening in Durham Public Schools, furthering the opportunity for disseminating real information rather than rumors and hearsay,” stated Elizabeth Tolman. “We were thrilled to partner with WorkSmart on this important project that will have great implications for Durham Public Schools.”
WorkSmart COO Clay Harris agrees, “WorkSmart is highly committed to our community, particularly our young people and their education. We were happy to donate our time and resources to help Elizabeth document the success stories from Durham Public Schools.”
“Durham Public Schools is very fortunate to have businesses that support our schools on the Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council. We applaud the efforts of WorkSmart to develop the Strong Durham Schools Website as a means of ensuring that parents have more information about our schools,” said H. Hank Hurd, Interim Superintendent of Durham Public Schools.
WorkSmart provides Information Technology services and solutions to business, government, and education throughout North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic region. With the philosophy that reliable IT services require dedication, responsiveness, and accountability, WorkSmart partners with clients to provide managed services, onsite and helpdesk support, computer network design and implementation services, and IT strategy consulting. They are headquartered in Raleigh-Durham with branch-offices in Charlotte and Greensboro and onsite support partners across the U.S. Visit http://www.worksmart.com to learn more.