SmartWorks is funded in part by a $185,000 grant from The California Wellness Foundation and a $100,000 grant from the Special Hope Foundation. It is a creation of the Kay Center's Ben Schooley, Sue Feldman, and Susan Daniels. Students Gary Richmond and Nagla Alnosayan of CGU’s School of Information Systems and Technology have also contributed.
The web-based software is designed to support organizations that contract with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide employment and health services to Americans with disabilities.
The 4th annual Claremont Robotics Competition was held on the campus of Claremont Graduate University on April 29, 2011. Students from the Claremont Unified School District built robots to compete. The competition is organized by CGU professors June and Brian Hilton.