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 Sanford areas, providing four sessions of Computer Basics classes and educating up to 150 senior citizens. Along with comprehensive, basic computer training, each participant will be awarded a refurbished laptop computer with one year of complimentary tech support.
“We applaud Kramden Institute for their broadband education initiatives and for helping us support efforts that promote digital literacy,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of broadband connectivity products. “Through this partnership with Kramden Institute, the Spectrum Digital Education program is able to bring essential resources to those in need, and we look forward to working with them on this transformative project.”
“We appreciate Spectrum and Kramden for their work to expand access to digital literacy skills to citizens across the state,” said Nate Denny, Deputy Secretary of the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Division of Broadband and Digital Equity. “Strong partnerships and commitments like this help empower more North Carolinians to participate in necessities like online job boards, educational opportunities and telehealth.”
“Sharing proven digital literacy programs with partners in counties throughout North Carolina is a wonderful way that Kramden can extend the reach and benefits of our get tech, learn tech model. We appreciate Spectrum’s vision and support in this endeavor to bridge the digital divide,” said Cyndy Yu-Robinson, Executive Director, Kramden Institute.
Kramden Institute is one of 49 nonprofit organizations that Spectrum is supporting through 2021 Spectrum Digital Education grants. Since launching Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, Spectrum has donated $7 million in cash and in-kind contributions for digital literacy programs reaching nearly 70,000 people in 20 states and Washington, D.C. More information about Spectrum Digital Education is available here.
Charter sponsors several philanthropic programs in addition to Spectrum Digital Education, including Spectrum Scholars, a scholarship for under-represented college juniors in financial need; Spectrum Employee Community Grants, which supports Charter employees’ local volunteer activities; and the Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund, which supports small and minority-owned businesses whose goods and services help meet core needs in financially underserved communities within the company’s footprint. More information about Charter’s philanthropic initiatives is available here.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.