Stories

The following are examples of how engagement partnerships are making collective impacts in community.

Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Study

Old West Durham neighborhood uses a Duke Doing Good grant to explore bike safety with Bike Durham.

Building Resiliency Through Storytelling

DukeEngage Beaufort students created and presented fables in a workshop for middle school teachers and students at Carteret County Public Schools (CCPS) to help kids work through obstacles using a framework developed by the Resiliency Solution.

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Coastal Conservation

DukeEngage students worked with Duke Marine Lab partners to address community and conservation.

Meghana Giri in front her high school.

College Advising Corps Improves Access

Feature story of Meghana Giri and her experience in the Corps

Community Engagement Awards

Each year, Duke Civic Engagement recognizes one Duke student and one Duke employee for outstanding commitment to community engage.

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Duke Chapel Honors Community Leaders

Chapel recognizes the work of community volunteers feeding the hungry.

Duke Tutoring Back In-Person

After two years online, Duke pre-kindergarten and K-8 tutoring programs are back in-person.

Community honorees on the field at Wallace Wade

Duke-Durham Day Honors Community

Community heroes are honored at Duke’s community day football game where residents receive discounted tickets and concessions.

Durham Tech students look through a microscope

Durham Tech Health Partnerships

Durham Tech is leveraging Duke and UNC Health partnerships to develop a larger, more diverse pipeline of health care workers.

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Ensuring Access to Autism Screening

A Bass Connections team worked to ensure access to Autism screening across North Carolina.

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Immigrant Rights Clinic Helps with Fresh Starts

An influx of evacuees from Afghanistan last summer has provided new challenges and opportunities for student-attorneys training to help asylum seekers.

Law School Clemency Project Makes Big Impact

Pro bono initiative helps gain clemency for man given life sentence as teen.

Legal Clinic Aids Those Facing Eviction

Pop-up clinic offers free legal advice to Durham tenants facing eviction.

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Museum of Durham History Partnerships

Duke has long had a partnership with the MoDH and its contributions to preserving Durham’s history.

Joan clifford volunteering

New Service-Learning Dir. Has Vision

Joan Clifford leads Duke Service-Learning to forge partnerships with neighbors.

OLLI and Community Center Team Up

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

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Pauli Murray Center Receives Grant, Recognition

Durham director preserves Pauli Murray’s legacy of human rights for the greater good.

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Story+ Collaboration with History Cemetery

Duke has a part in helping tell the stories of Geer Cemetery, which was established in 1877 by African Americans born enslaved.

Kids at lakewood classroom

Tuscaloosa Lakewood Neighborhood Assoc.

The neighborhood association is building bridges with the Lakewood Elementary PTA.