Kramden’s Train-the-Trainer Program in Winston-Salem brings digital skills to more people in NC.

  Community Technology Instructors (CTIs) Wanda and Darlie have delivered three sessions of Kramden’s Computer Basics program to members of the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem community. Wanda and Darlie attended our two-day training in August and have been leading classes since.   Train the Trainer is Kramden’s strategy for bringing our digital literacy curriculum to more communities across North Carolina. …

High School Students Donate 300 Computers to Kramden

  This month, Isaac Lund and Joey Milazzo made an incredible equipment donation to Kramden as part of a larger project to address digital equity needs during the pandemic. The two high school seniors already have experience in non-profit leadership, as they founded the student led Service Beakers non-profit during their freshman year of high school. Isaac, Joey and some …

National Digital Inclusion Week Oct. 3-7

October 3-7, 2022, is National Digital Inclusion Week and October 14 is International E-Waste Day. To take action for both, Kramden is partnering with the North Carolina Technology Association to offer a Digital Drive, an electronic waste recycling event, on Oct. 7, 10-2 pm, at 4000 Westchase Boulevard in Raleigh. Individuals and businesses are invited to drop off their surplus …

Digital Drive on Friday, Oct. 7

On Friday, October 7, Kramden is partnering with the North Carolina Technology Association to offer a Digital Drive to collect and recycle electronic. The Drive will be held from 10-2 pm, at 4000 Westchase Boulevard in Raleigh. Individuals and businesses are invited to drop off their surplus laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, monitors, cables, peripherals, tablets, and cell phones. No TVs, speakers, …

Spectrum Announces $30,000 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 in the Triangle, Fayetteville, and …

Gamers Nexus Supports Next Generation of PC Builders

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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. One day when testing, a …

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 is the geekiest thing about …

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 months of cellular internet service. …

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 bridge the digital divide.” Ever …

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 can have one for school …