Social Impact Inspired by Social Justice
In the early 1990s while teaching at a public middle school in San Francisco, Varsity Founder Patrick Ciccarelli uncovered an opportunity to help children learn by bringing technology into the classroom.
Encouraged by seeing how access to technology changed the students’ relationship to learning, he was later inspired to establish a program called the Cisco Networking Academy. Located at San Francisco State University, the newly formed program helped students prepare for careers in the IT industry. Students who may not have considered IT were able to start long lasting careers throughout the Silicon Valley. The Cisco Networking Academy became one of the largest training institutes for technology at the time.
Based on his love of education and driven by his belief that “technology can be strategic”, Patrick launched Varsity Technologies which has been servicing the Bay Area and beyond for more than 22 years. Varsity works primarily with nonprofits and mission driven organizations with an eye on how to help them achieve greater social impact.
Social Impact in Our DNA
Varsity was founded to help create social impact through the use of technology. That basic yet defining goal is still the same today.
Partnering with us will enable your organization to:
- Meet your current needs
- Achieve your goals and objectives
- Deliver consistent, quality support services to those whom you serve.
Service is a Core Value
We designed our customer experience model around our core value “Relentless Service to Others”. We have built our business on going above and beyond to bring our customers the best value even when it’s not the most beneficial to us!
We will work tirelessly to research an appropriate solution for your needs even if it is outside our wheelhouse. We know you are dealing with complex issues in the community. We honor this by continuously finding ways to help technology enhance the impact your services provide.