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 2020, those medals will …

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 find out just how much …

Rocky Mount Students Receive Computers

By Corey Davis, Staff Writer, Rocky Mount Telegram It was a promise fulfilled. Dorothy Hinton, director of Community Partnerships and Programs of Communities in Schools of the Rocky Mount Region, said she talked about how the state could bring more resources to the area with Secretary of Information Technology and State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette during his visit last year to …

Public housing residents bridging the digital divide

Mattie Clay wants to be able to do the same things that her children and grandchildren do. Gloria Whitley wants to go back to school. Her husband, Bobby Whitley, wants to do away with all of the paperwork that he has accumulated around their home. For all of them, the key to unlocking their dreams is to learn how to …

Durham public housing community gets free high-speed internet Google Fiber access

  Reposted from the Herald Sun. Read the original story here.  In the Laurel Oaks neighborhood, if it happens, Shaqueelah Shaw knows about it. That’s why she was first in line when she heard Google Fiber was coming to her neighborhood. Google, the tech company best known for its online search engine, is bringing its high-speed internet service to Durham one neighborhood …

Kramden partner receives Goodmon Award

Angela Caraway, the founder of the Caraway Foundation, has helped Kramden put computers into more than 500 households in Anson County. She was recently presented with the Goodmon Award for Strategic Partnerships by Leadership Triangle. In this short video, she talks about how she became involved with Kramden and the impact of our partnership. Thank you, Angela, for everything you do! …

Fort Bragg soldiers’ children receive computers through giveaway program

  Reposted from the Fayetteville Observer. Read the original story here.  Caiden and Kinsley Thompson were attentive as a technician showed them different parts of their new computer, which parents Jessica and Shawn said would be put to good use for homework assignments this year. “They’re always asking me to be on the computer,” said Jessica, explaining the family has …

Bailey students get computers

  By Mark Cone. Read the original story here.  Sixty students at Bailey Elementary who did not previously have a computer in their home now have access to one thanks to a recent partnership between the Kramden Institute of Durham and Southern Bank. The partnership worked directly with the Kramden Tech Scholars program, which is a program that helps the …

Kramden Receives Spectrum Digital Education Grant

We are thrilled to announce the Kramden is one of the nonprofit organizations that Charter Communications chose to receive the Spectrum Digital Education Grant. The funding will be used to offer 6 rounds of our digital literacy classes to senior citizens in Orange, Wake, and Durham counties in 2018. To learn more about the Spectrum DIgital Education Grant, check out …

Kramden Computers in Belize

Working with our longtime partner Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), 15 Kramden computers are in Belize. The systems are set up in a computer lab at Silk Grass Methodist School in the Stann Creek district of southern Belize. Southern Belize has a significantly higher rate of poverty than the northern part of the country and in the Stann …

Coders Club Celebrates 18 months

Last February, Kramden volunteers Ashlyn VanDine and her father Ken began Kramden Coders Club. After 18 months, 12 club meetings, and 2 Intro to Programming workshops, more than 100 middle school students from all over the Triangle have taken part in fun programming projects. Ashlyn, who is entering 8th grade at Rogers-Herr Middle School and is a Kramden SuperGeek, writes: “In Coders …

Kramden Computers in Kentucky

  25 Kramden computers are being put to use by the Housing Authority of Bowling Green. Check out the article below from the Bowling Green Daily News to learn more.   “Housing Authority Gets New Computers” by Justin Story In an effort to increase accessibility, the Housing Authority of Bowling Green received 25 new computers for its two computer labs. …