Community Engagement Report 21‑22

This year, as we emerge from the pandemic to new opportunities, Duke remains focused on forging purposeful partnerships with communities to improve wellbeing. So many organizations across campus and communities have partnered together to serve Durham and the region.


OLLI and Community Center Team Up

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute worked collaboratively with Lyon Park Community Center to reach neighbors

“The food from our garden serves Jubilee Home staff and residents - folks in one of Durham's worst food deserts were given access to seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables.”

David Crispell, Executive Director, Jubilee Home

Strategic Community Impact Plan

Launched in September 2021, Duke’s first Strategic Community Impact Plan brought together community voices and Duke’s resources to create a community engagement strategy to maximize impact and improve well-being in communities. With Durham as the nucleus of Duke’s engagement work, the plan identified five community-driven focus areas and associated priorities.

Purposeful Partnerships

Purposeful partnerships with neighbors are an institutional priority outlined in President Price’s Strategic Framework.

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Through Doing Good employee giving, Building Healthy Community grants, sponsorships and Duke Health financial assistance, Duke has made an institutional commitment to create the greatest positive impact in communities.

Toward our Next Century

Duke is excited to launch a Partnership Platform in 2023 which will allow the Duke and Durham community to transparently identify and connect with community partnerships in volunteerism, grant-making, research, and community engaged scholarship. Learn about our path forward together.