WHAT IS CHESTER COUNTY INTERLINK (CCIL)?
Chester County Interlink is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Jordan Seidel and Eric Raymond. Major supporters have included the West Chester Area Education Association, Chester County Hospital and West Chester University. CCIL is financed through grants and user donations.
"The mission of Chester County InterLink (CCIL) is to ensure that Chester County residents and organizations have easy and equitable electronic access to information while encouraging interaction among them as part of an electronic community." - CCIL Mission Statement
CCIL services benefit senior citizens, the disabled, lower income citizens and those who may not ordinarily have the finances to support hardware purchases and/or Internet service. Moreover, in addition to equipment and Internet service needs, CCIL volunteers provide users with required instruction, set-up and general handholding. CCIL combines the best of high tech along with high touch to ensure end users achieve maximum benefit from their Internet access.
CCIL provides hosting of personal websites and has provided web hosting and related ancillary services for a number of Chester County non-profit organizations including the Rotary Club of West Chester, and Grove United Methodist Church.
CCIL's strongest assets are our community support, especially from West Chester Area Education Association, Chester County Hospital, West Chester University, our solid volunteer base and donations from our users. Through our community and corporate outreach programs, CCIL envisions broadening existing Internet services and continuing to make technology upgrades.
Accessibility: By providing "equal access" possibilities to an increasingly larger portion of Chester County's population CCIL is slowly helping make the web and the resources it provides accessible to all.
Volunteers: Most of CCIL's operations are managed and aided by volunteers. Involvement is strongly encouraged both through financial donations and by lending a helping hand.
Community: The heart of every venture is the community that surrounds it; CCIL is no exception. Beyond its Internet borders CCIL helps host many other events in West Chester and the surrounding areas.
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