Rick Burts is Geek of the Year! Rick has volunteered over 500 hours since first joining Kramden in 2018. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdowns, along with helping in the warehouse, Rick served as a regular assistant for Kramden’s in-person digital literacy classes. Throughout 2020 Rick showed up week after week (with his mask on!) logging […]
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Meagen Voss is Geek of the Week! Meagen has spent the past three years offering up her talents in both Kramden’s refurbishing warehouse and classroom. Thank you, Meagen, for your support and dedication to Kramden’s mission! Favorite Geek Books: There are too many for me to list. So I’ll just note that the most recent […]
Pre-pandemic, it would not be unheard of to spot one of Kramden Institute’s instructors loading up the minivan with laptops and an overhead projector screen for an offsite Basic Computer Class. At the same time, another may be seen prepping for summer camp, while another headed out to teach an afterschool technology workshop. Like many […]
In the months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kramden Institute has seen a tremendous outpouring of support from our community. These donations have allowed Kramden to continue our work, connecting individuals to technology at a time when digital access is essential. Earlier this week, we reached out to donor Breanna Jackson, who […]
As schools across the state shifted to online learning last month, many local community college students found themselves dealing with an unforeseen challenge: either find a way to obtain a computer to participate in their courses remotely or fail to complete their classes. Thanks to funding from Coastal Credit Union Foundation, Kramden was able to […]
DeAngela and her mom were already enrolled in Kramden Institute’s computer classes when she received a message from a local Early Head Start employee. After learning news that Kramden was giving away free computers to students, she jumped into action. “If you’ve ever met me in person, you know that I’m a giver at heart,” […]
Before now, Phillip had to use his cellphone to send emails and access social services information online. Linda’s employer recently invited her to work from home, but she needed a computer to be able to do so. Today, Phillip, Linda, and nine other Durham Residents took home a laptop computer thanks to funding from Charter […]
Last fall, Kramden worked with the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club and sister club Rotary Club of Lusaka to distribute laptops in Zambia. Over the years, the Rotary Club of Lusaka has helped the Chipapa Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia by providing textbooks and solar lamps to aid the students’ studies. After learning from the […]
Lou Voerman is Geek of the Year! Logging over 700 volunteer hours since first joining us in 2017, Lou brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the refurbishing warehouse, and classroom. Thank you, Lou, for your continued support and dedication to Kramden’s mission! Favorite Geek Books: Dune by Frank Herbert Favorite TV Show: A […]
Since 2016, Kramden Institute has been offering Drone Flight Camp as part of our summer camp series. In this camp, students learn about the flight characteristics unique to drones, industry terminology, FAA guidelines for recreational use, emerging drone-related careers, and much more! During camp students get to practice flying a variety of small drones with […]
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