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Impact Report 2020-2021

Our Work, Our Reach, Your Role

An annual snapshot of Clarke's work and community of support.

Impact Report 2020-2021

Learning, Uninterrupted

new sense of school, work and life permeated the 2020-21 school year as educators and families alike rallied to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. While transitions from in-person to virtual learning abounded and classrooms buzzed with hybrid schedules, the Clarke team continued uninterrupted listening and spoken language services for more than 1,000 children and families.  

We’re grateful for the full support of the Clarke community including families, donors, funders and Board of Trustees. 

Read on to learn more about our workour reach and your role in ensuring academic and social success for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  
Our Work

Testimonials from Clarke Families

Clarke’s full-spectrum of programs and services makes listening and spoken language success possible at all stages of life. Hear from Clarke students and families as they reflect on the important role Clarke played in 2020-21.  

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Birth to Age Three Program

“The Birth to Age Three Program from Clarke School is so far the best choice we ever made.”

–Randall’s mom

Leighton and her mom
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Preschool Program

“Having my child participate in the Preschool Program has been the greatest decision we’ve ever made.”

–Leighton’s mom

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Teleservices Program

“I can’t thank Nell enough for her expert support and direction in our daughter’s learning journey.”

–Savanna’s mom

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K-8 Program

“To me, the Clarke K-8 Program is legit cool!”

–Danny, Clarke student

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Mainstream Services

“Clarke has been a huge support system to me, not only academically, but emotionally too, and I can’t imagine how I would have gotten through COVID academically or emotionally without the Clarke services provided by my teacher, Katie.

–Jessica, student receiving Mainstream Services

Our Work


Clarke consists of three nonprofit corporations (Clarke School for the Deaf, Clarke Pennsylvania, Inc. and Clarke School for Hearing and Speech Florida, Inc.) whose consolidated Total Assets as reflected on the audited financial statements were $36,925,896 as of June 30, 2021.  

Clarke is a 501( c)(3) organization and is designated as a school under Internal Revenue Code section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii). Clarke prepares its financial information based on the accrual method of accounting. 

The combined annual operating budget for the organization was approximately $15 million for the Fiscal Year that ended June 30, 2021. The operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022 is approximately $14.8 million.  

The summary of revenues and expenses for the Fiscal Year that ended June 30, 2021 is as follows:


Clarke Revenue Pie Chart


Clarke Expenses Pie Chart
Our Reach

Clarke Enrollment

Students Served

Preschool child
Clarke served 1,031 students as of June 2021. 
Student talking

Year-Over-Year (YOY) Growth in Students Served

Enrollment increased in the tVISIT (teleservices Virtual Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers) Program and Mainstream Services compared to the previous school year. 

students served

17% YOY increase

students served

13% YOY increase

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Programs Serving Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Students Served as of June 2020
Students Served as of June 2021
Birth to Age Three Program
tVISIT (teleservices Virtual Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers) Program
Preschool / Early Childhood / Early Elementary Programs
K-8 Program
Mainstream Services

Note: Enrollment numbers include individuals enrolled in more than one program

Our Work

College and University Partnerships

Investing in the Next Generation of Listening and Spoken Language Professionals

The field of listening and spoken language (LSL) is challenged by a shortage of teachers of the deaf and a reduction in training programs for teachers of the deaf. In addition, very few speech-language pathology programs have classes in aural habilitation and audiology.

Clarke provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to experience the rewarding professions that make listening and spoken language possible for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Clarke is working to:

Address the shortage of teachers of the deaf and related training programs

Support future LSL professionals

Further field research

Clarke Partners with Colleges and Universities

Clarke safely partnered with colleges and universities from coast to coast while the COVID-19 pandemic reduced opportunities for in-person classroom observations.

Colleges & Universities Partnering with Clarke

Our Reach

Sharing Our Mission & Work

Growing the Clarke Community: Social Growth and Engagement

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people reached on social media and exposed to Clarke’s programs and service.
people engaged with Clarke posts on social media, reacting, commenting and sharing.
video views on Clarke’s social media

Easy Access to Services & Resources: Website Reach

In June 2021, Clarke launched a new, mobile-friendly website. Visitors can easily request servicesrefer a child or make a donation, as well as read the Hear Me Out Blog and view inspiring content in our video and story galleries. 

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of Clarke’s website viewers visited the site for the first time 
people visited Clarke’s website
pageviews on Clarke’s website

Domestic and International Reach

Clarke’s publications include Clarke Speaks Magazine, Mainstream News, Clarke Connection newsletter and the Hear Me Out Blog, among others. Year-over-year their domestic and international footprints expand. 

50 states reached and exposed to Clarke’s programs and services
30 countries reached where individuals read Clarke’s annual publication

Thank you to our community of donors

We appreciate our donors who have supported us between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Our generous partners take our mission to heart. We wish to thank funders and their families who chose to leave Clarke a legacy gift over the past year.
Your Role

Together, we’re working to ensure all children who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their full potential

Without early intervention, deafness and hearing loss can compromise a child’s academic and social development. Research shows early intervention prior to six months of age leads to better success in language development and preparation for kindergarten.

From infants to school-age children, Clarke provides customized listening and spoken language programs and services delivered by a team of multidisciplinary experts at no cost for families.

We rely on donors to financially support our impact.

Your investment in Clarke is an investment in achievement!

Our professionals are here to help.

Please contact any of our locations to learn more about Clarke’s broad array of programs and services.