Kramden Institute’s Mission

We provide technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. How?
1. Collect, refurbish and award computers to students and families without a computer in their home.
2. Inspire students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software and Internet skills.
3. Recycle and reuse donated computers and parts; extending their lives and reducing e-waste.

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Need of the Week

  • Daytime volunteers: go to Get Involved to learn more!
  • Computer donations: SATA hard drives, laptop drives, optical mice and LCD monitors
  • Warehouse equipment: tools, storage racks, weight scale
  • Group Event Sponsors: Mini-Geek-A-Thons, Geek-A-Thons and Wednesday Work Nights
  • Student Computer Sponsors: sponsor a student computer for only $75!

New! Photo Editing and Digital Art and Animation Classes

Learn from Kramden Institute experts! In December we are holding two new classes, Digital Photo Editing and Digital Art and Animation. You will learn to use powerful, free image editing software. Taught by digital artist Lile Stephens, MFA, Durham Art Guild Artist-in-Residence.
Find out more and register here.

Free Digital Literacy Classes!

Sign up now for four free classes at Kramden Institute to learn the basics about computers, the Internet, office programs, digital media, and creative programs.
These “digital literacy” classes are important for success in today’s world, just like reading and writing. The classes are for ages 8 and up, and families are welcome to attend together. Classes are held each Monday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in November and repeat in January and February.
Click here for more information or to sign up.