The Office of Durham and Regional Affairs seeks to apply knowledge in service of society through community engagement as highlighted in Duke’s strategic plan, “Making a Difference.” By broadening the university’s role as a partner and advocate for economic and community development, the office works to improve quality of life and public education in Durham and to build strong Duke-Durham relations. The office oversees the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Community Service Center.
The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership works alongside residents of the 12 neighborhoods closest to campus, advancing community priorities with a focus on affordable home ownership,educational achievement, youth outreach, neighborhood safety, and quality health care.
The Community Service Center serves as a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities to get Duke students and employees involved in Durham. Through a variety of signature engagement programs, the Community Service Center works to connect and strengthen the Duke and Durham communities.
Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a Community Care Fund grant should save the date for a webinar that will help them to complete the most competitive grant possible. The Office Read More
The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Duke University works to increase the number of low-income, First Generation College and underrepresented high school students in rural North Carolina who enter and Read More
Join historian and Duke alum Scott Ellsworth as he reads from his new book, “The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph.” In sharing this true Read More
Eight Duke students spent their Spring Break engaging with Durham’s history and volunteering hundreds of cumulative hours at schools and non-profits across Durham. Check out the photos above to see Read More