The following are examples of how engagement partnerships are making collective impacts in community.
A Key to Homeownership
Duke Homebuyers Club helps employees become first-time home buyers.
Americorps at Duke
At Duke, AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for members to serve with the mission of doing direct service and building capacity in community and campus-based organizations.
Bringing COVID Support to the Community
Thousands of people have been able to safely stay at home and still have their basic needs met thanks to a partnership between the state, community-based organizations and Duke.
Burch Avenue Community Garden
Burch Avenue Neighborhood Association improved the Burch Avenue Community Garden so that it could continue to be a space that serves the community.
Community Engagement Awards
Each year, Duke Civic Engagement recognizes one Duke student and one Duke employee for outstanding commitment to community engage.
Community Service Fueled by Passions
Duke Volunteer Fair helps connect Duke volunteers with community service.
Duke-Durham Connections Stay Strong During Pandemic
With COVID-19 forcing everyone to stay distant, Duke maintains close ties.
Neighboring institutions partner to fuel creativity and bring good ideas forward.
Durham Children's Initiative Offers Hope and Success
Longtime community partner, DCI supports underserved families from “cradle to college or employment.” The program first assisted Tiffaney White’s younger children, but ultimately it helped her entire family reach their goals.
Durham Public Schools Foundation School Reopen Grants
Duke supports public education by partnering with Durham Public Schools Foundation. A contribution to the Foundation’s School Reopening Grants program yielded wonderful results in our community for teachers, parents and students.
Ellerbe Creek Restoration Days
Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association collaborated with Trinity Park, Friends of Geer Cemetery and NCCU History Department to complete a South Ellerbe Creek Greenway Project.
Getting Important Health Info to Latinx Community
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, a doctor turned to the local community, helping launch an effort to get better information in the hands of area Latinx residents.
Impacts of Employee Giving
See the collective impacts of united employee giving and community partnerships.
Lakeview Park Project
Neighbors partnered with the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, Reinvestment Partners and Durham Parks and Recreation to re-envision a city park.
Masks Prevent COVID-19 Infection in Schools
Duke-led ABC Science Collaborative issued a report showing that North Carolina schools were highly successful in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 within school buildings.
Nanotechnology in Schools
A Pratt School of Engineering lab offers nanotechnology experience to public school teachers.
Neighborhood Partnership with Durham Police
Corporal Jack Wagstaff formerly served as the liaison between the Durham Police Department and Durham Neighborhoods United, an organization of neighbors experiencing problems from party houses.
Partnership Brings Art Campaign
RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! campaign tackles racism and COVID-19. Partners included GoDurham, Nasher Museum and Duke Arts.
Pauli Murray Center Receives Grant, Recognition
Durham director preserves Pauli Murray’s legacy of human rights for the greater good.
Reflections on Virtual Tutoring
America Reads, America Counts adapts to remote tutoring.
Regional Spelling Bee Winner on NPR
NPR featured the Duke Regional Spelling Bee winner, Cana Gerald-Hasan on The Takeaway.
Southside Community Gardens
To honor a neighborhood ancestor and beloved community organizer, Southside Neighborhood Association purchased benches to place in an empty space at the entrance of the neighborhood.
Willard Street Apartments Affordable Housing
The plaza of the new 82 apartment affordable housing complex is dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Phail Wynn.
Young Scholars Dive into Civil Rights History
John Hope Franklin Young Scholars publish a book on activism.