Entries by Kramden Institute

2020 Olympic Medals to be made from e-waste

  The Olympics is an amazing event. Thousands of athletes representing hundreds of countries come together every two years to compete. Millions of people around the world watch the best of the best give everything they have, every ounce of strength and skill, to win a medal. When the games take place in Tokyo in […]

Geek of the Week – Keith Ertel

  Keith Ertel is Geek of the Week! One of our newest Super Geeks, Keith is a regular at our Open Monday volunteer sessions and has become an expert at breaking down old computers. He is a huge help to our warehouse team and always willing to lend a hand on special projects. Favorite Geek […]

A side benefit of computer recycling

In a recent newsletter, Free Geek, a computer refurbishing organization in Portland, shared some information about their computer recycling program. One number in particular caught our eye, the amount of gold and other metals that would be recovered from all of the materials they recycle. After reading the email from Free Geek, we decided to […]

Partnership with Triangle Literacy Council

  Collaboration with community organizations and schools across the state is a key factor in the success of our programs. We’ve kicked off 2017 with a bang thanks to one of these collaborations. Triangle Literacy Council (TLC) is a Raleigh-based organization that works to improve the lives of adults, youth, and families by teaching basic […]

Digital Literacy and Computer Awards at the Oaks

  Recently, Kramden Institute partnered with the Raleigh Housing Authority, the City of Raleigh, and Google Fiber in an effort to address the digital divide for residents of the Oaks, a Raleigh Housing Authority community of 50 individual housing units in the North Raleigh area. As part of the partnership, Kramden Institute, supported by a […]

Kramden Participates in Digital Charlotte Meetup

Last night, Michael Abensour, Kramden’s Executive Director, took part in a Digital Charlotte Meetup. He joined panelists from Code for Charlotte, Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) and Informative Technologies for the 90-minute event. The panelists shared their thoughts and answered questions around the night’s topic – “How to Change the Future With One Device”. The […]

Wake County Families Receive Computers

By T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer Read original here.   Wake County parents are getting free computers and training on how to use them so their children can have access at home to the digital resources that could help them succeed in school. A total of 510 desktop and laptop computers will be given […]

Church gives away free home computers

By Ryan Hedrick, The Daily Dispatch Read original here. Woodsworth Baptist Church gave out almost 50 desktop computers Saturday afternoon to families with school-aged children in need of home computers for their schoolwork. This is the first time that the church has distributed the PCs and it all started when Joyce Royster, the church’s youth […]