Interfaith Council shelter pantry

My job: Unloading the food truck which comes from Durham. We usually get 7-8 pallets of canned food (corn, beans, potatoes, soup, etc.) and a lot of frozen chickens! What I’ve learned from this job: The IFC serves 3,300 local households and provides approximately 1600 bags of groceries per month to families in need. They Read More

UNC Children’s Hospital

The UNC Children’s Hospital is truly a remarkable place. We are fortunate to have such a world-class hospital here in Chapel Hill, with such wonderful physicians and staff living in and contributing so much to our community. UNC Health Care employees 7,964 people and serves 70,000 children every year from all of North Carolina’s 100 Read More

Kitchen Founds 1789, UNC’s Venture Lab

1789 incubator gives UNC students, grads a springboard By Alexis Nelson — Correspondent CHAPEL HILL — There’s some new office space open on Franklin Street, and you can use it for whatever you want. The only requirements: you have to be a UNC student or a recent graduate with a business idea. Though its name Read More

The Kramden Institute

According to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School system, there are approximately 500 families in our district that do not have Internet access. These households include thousands of children of all ages. Imagine if your children couldn’t research a topic online or even type a paper at home. The computer has gone from word processor to information Read More

Kitchen Guides Accelerator’s LAUNCH

Launch Chapel Hill Opens Its Doors to Startups BY ANN JOHNSTON People assume I live in Durham or Raleigh because that’s where they usually see me. I don’t. I live in Chapel Hill. I was a UNC-Chapel Hill student when my company was conceptualized. University instructors supported me in the ideation stage of Local-Ventures, our Read More

Jim Kitchen 2012 Chapel Hill Citizen of Year

Chapel Hill, NC – On Wednesday, December 19, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2012 Salute to Community Heroes at University Mall. Annually, the Chamber recognizes men and women who are committed to making Chapel Hill-Carrboro a thriving, healthy and sustainable community. The Salute to Community Heroes awards are expressions of the Chamber’s Read More

Kramden Gives 10,000th Computer to Carrboro Family

Carrboro Family Receives Non-Profit’s 10,000th Computer Article from Abraham Jaroszewski (, Pictures by Kramden DURHAM – The Kramden Institute, a Durham-based non-profit, awarded its 10,000th computer to families graduating from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Parent University Program. “Our core mission is to refurbish and award used computers to students in grades 3-12 who don’t have a Read More

New Chapel Hill Incubator

From the Chapel Hill Weekly – Evan Markfield – June 7, 2012 It’s hard to imagine a Town council meeting with vibes as good as the ones in the chamber May 30. The council kept 3 Birds Marketing in town with a business incentive deal that will see the company get some free parking when Read More

Incubator Approved in Chapel Hill

CHTC Approves Incentive Package and Incubator Plan Elizabeth Friend Reporting CHAPEL HILL- Citizens and council members say a new public/private partnership marks a sea change in the way the Chapel Hill encourages economic development. Nearly everyone in Town Hall had warm words on Wednesday for a plan to bring start-up businesses downtown and encourage a Read More

Basketball is Zeller’s Business

[Tyler Zeller was one of my students in the fall of 2011 and was a great role model for all aspiring “student-athletes”.] Tar Heels senior studies leadership, carries it to the court for final home game. By Andrew Carter Posted: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 CHAPEL HILL Among the 45 students in Jim Kitchen’s 500-level Read More

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