Entries by Kramden Institute

Longtime Volunteer Creates Monitors of Modern Art Website

Encouraged by his parents to find a place to volunteer, Super Geek Louis Jacobowitz first joined  Kramden in high school. Over the past 8+ years, Louis transformed into Kramden’s Monitor Testing Guru. On any given Wednesday Work Night, he can be found in the monitor testing area, ensuring all monitors are correctly functioning before distribution. […]

Geek of the Week – Ian Bilek

Ian Bilek is Geek of the Week! Ian first started volunteering with Kramden last fall and has already volunteered over 100 hours! Thank you, Ian, for your support and dedication to Kramden’s mission! Favorite Geek Books: Eragon, Tunnels & Ranger’s Apprentice series Favorite Geek TV Show: Stargate Favorite Geek Movie: Interstellar Favorite Website: YouTube What […]

Kramden Delivers 1,000 Laptops to Palmetto Care Connections

BAMBERG, SC—Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) has been awarded a $450,000 Health Equity Initiative grant from the South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) to increase digital inclusion and expand telehealth in rural areas of South Carolina.  Through the program, at least 1,000 rural South Carolina residents will receive digital inclusion training, digital devices and 12 […]

Spectrum Announces $30,0000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant for Kramden Institute

  RALIEGH, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2022) – Spectrum today announced Kramden Institute has received a $30,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for the Computer Basics for Seniors curriculum as part of its five-year, $7 million commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country. Funding will support Kramden’s collaboration with a variety of community partners […]

Kramden Partners with the Marcus Harris Foundation

Marcus Harris first learned about Kramden a few years ago after seeing a local newscast highlighting a donation of more than 40 computers the organization made to an area elementary school. “I was incredibly impressed by that,” he shared, “and I began researching the company more and learned just how committed it is to helping […]

Supporter Spotlight: Michael Chen

  From his first tour of Kramden’s warehouse, Michael Chen knew he wanted to one day help out. “I was always interested in figuring out how things worked and what the insides of different (broken) electronics looked like,” he explained, “but I liked the idea of learning how to fix a computer so that others […]

Central Carolina Student Benefits from Kramden Laptop

Like so many families across the country, Central Carolina Community College student Nathalia and her husband found themselves scrambling for a computer in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic caught us off guard,” she explained. “We did not expect to be all taking online classes and in need of a computer at the same […]

Geek of the Year – Rick Burts

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 […]