Entries by Kramden Institute

Area Adults Participate in Lenovo Funded Computer Basics Course

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and an understanding of computer basics is invaluable. Over 75% of recently surveyed individuals reported that after completing Kramden’s Computer Basics classes, they felt confident using a computer. This month, another group of local adults gathered in Kramden’s Lenovo Learning Lab to take advantage of 8 hours of […]

Electronics Exploration Camp Recap

Our first attempt at taking our Electronics Exploration camp offsite was a success! Last month, Kramden partnered with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation to offer an exciting week of camp for middle schoolers at the Chavis Center. Throughout the week campers learned about Ohm’s Law and general electrical engineering principles and were given […]

Ned Dibner’s Conception Builds Brighter, Higher-Tech Futures

By: Al Daniel – Reposted from the Montessori Community School Blog Read the original here. Sometimes the Montessori Community School’s greatest effects come to fruition on other campuses. Ned Dibner was merely 13, and one year removed from graduating the Upper Elementary program, when he witnessed what is commonly called “the digital divide” as it […]

Geek of the Week – Alex Puerto

Alex Puerto is Geek of the Week! After first joining Kramden in 2018 Panther Creek High School student Alex quickly became a leader in the warehouse. A regular at our Wednesday Work Nights, Alex was recently acknowledged for all of his hard work by being promoted to “Super Geek.” Thank you, Alex, for your consistent […]

Kramden Partners with STEM West

Partnerships with organizations across the state allow Kramden to expand its impact beyond the Triangle. This spring, Kramden Institute teamed up with STEM West to distribute 240 computers to deserving students in Caldwell and Alexander Counties. STEM West was created in 2013 to “have a positive influence on STEM education and ultimately the workforce and […]

The Homework Gap in North Carolina

Many students find themselves unable to complete routine homework assignments because of their lack of technology access. As a leading digital inclusion organization in NC, Kramden helped to gather data for a pilot study to better understand the homework gap in the state. Earlier this month the NC DIT’s Broadband Infrastructure Office released the report. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: The Goodnight Scholars

Take a peek into Kramden’s warehouse on any given day and you will find it bustling with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Kramden relies on volunteers daily to join in our mission to bridge the digital divide. Offering their experience, skills, and enthusiasm for working with technology, volunteers are one of Kramden’s most valuable […]