Digital Durham

The Community Workshop Series (fondly called “CWS”) offers basic technology and computer classes at three local public libraries. Teachers are volunteers from UNC SILS, other departments at UNC, and the wider Chapel Hill community. 

Durham County Public Library was the first free, tax-supported library in North Carolina. Their goals are to encourage discovery, connect the community and lead a celebration of literacy.

   Durham Housing Authority seeks to engage the community at large in pursuit of becoming Durham’s leading affordable housing provider. Their focus is on familiar — to help them with the most basic need in life – shelter.



Durham Public Schools  offers traditional schools, magnet programs, year round calendar schools and small specialty high schools. 

The Kramden Institute collects, refurbishes, and awards computers to students and families without computers in their home. They aim to inspired students to succeed by teaching them critical computer, software, and Internet skills. They also recyle and reuse donated computers and parts, extending their lives and reducing e-waste.

   North Carolina Central University prepares students to  become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. Through its highly acclaimed and innovative programs, NCCU aims to enhance the quality of life of citizens and the economic development of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

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Triangle Ecycling is a triple bottom line business engaged in collecting, refurbishing and recycling computers and other electronics. We repurpose computers for good with the good being education and giving back to our community and the environment.

The WiderNet Project is dedicated to improving the digital education and communications for all communities and individuals around the world. They provide resources, coaching, training, computers, and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries, and homes in under-served areas of the world.

WiderNet@UNC is a service project based in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Affiliated with the nonprofit WiderNet Project, this program aims to improve digital communications to all communities and individuals around the world in need of education resources, knowledge, and training.