Kramden collects thousands of donated computers. Volunteers refurbish them, load them with an open-source operating system and award the machines to students and adults who wouldn’t have access otherwise.
The music program focuses on children from underserved or low-income areas. While Kidznotes is free to students, but the cost of an instrument and instruction comes out to about $2,500 per child for a year.
The East Wake Education Foundation is dedicated to helping children in Wendell, Zebulon and Knightdale “arrive at school age healthy and ready to learn” and helping moms and dads learn how to be better parents.
SpiritHouse, a community organizing nonprofit founded and led by African-American women that boasts 16 years of history in Durham. Among its missions is Harm Free Durham, an ongoing initiative that aims to create more community-driven accountability rather than lean too heavily on law enforcement or the court system.