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Kramden Institute Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Computer Science, Gift Distribution, Human Services, Technology

Mission: Providing technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide.

Target demographics: students, families, and communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3.500 students

Geographic areas served: North Carolina

Programs: technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great organization and wonderful cause. As somebody who runs a technology-based company, I have always felt that technology (along with education) is prerequisite to any opportunity.
Kramden does a fantastic job with a truly admirable goal. Wonderful environment, dedicated staff and volunteers, highly efficient. But the best reward for all is being able to provide such a critical instrument to those who would otherwise go without, often presenting a lifelong obstacle.
I've worked with a number of groups, but this is clearly one of the best, most productive, and most efficient.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member of Kramden Institute since its initial setup, I have seen tremendous growth of this organization with well over 4,000 volunteers, including many local Geeks from high school age to seniors having a place to ply their craft while helping thousands of kids in need.Kramden pulls together a surplus of PCs headed for recycling and extends their useful lives by a few years while getting them into the homes of students who cannot afford computers. It is a win-win. In addition to Kramden's amazing awardees, all chosen because of their hard work in school, Kramden has amazing volunteers, meeting every week at the Wednesday worknights and monthly at our Geek-A-Thon and other activities and bringing tremendous energy to the organization. A volunteer management team of about 15 'supergeeks' and a small core staff run the show. This organization, now having passed 7,250 PCs donated to deserving schoolkids, uses almost all of its resources on its programs, not on a large staff (we only have 3 paid employees) and overhead. BRAVO

Review from Guidestar