Community Affairs

Read our 10-Year Report to the Community

2018 will mark the Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs’ 10-year anniversary as a partner for economic and community development in both Durham and the Triangle.

Nonprofits can receive free furniture, supplies, computers and more through Duke Surplus

Greg Duncan has watched his Durham nonprofit, the Center for Child & Family Health, grow from 33 employees to 84 in just nine years. His mental health organization expanded in Read More

Money raised by Duke employees for hurricane relief presented to N.C. governor

Replacing furnaces, tearing out moldy walls of homes and rebuilding livelihoods – the work continues in central and eastern North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

DukeEngage in the Bull City

Learn about Durham’s economic revolution and its shift from tobacco and textiles to technology and medicine. Study gentrification and the dynamics of neighborhood change. Attend the Durham Farmers Market and Read More

Durham Fifth Grader Prepares for Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

Five thousand words down, 3,000 to go. After school, Triangle Day School fifth grader Jason Sorin heads home, eats a snack, finishes his homework and then settles into a big, Read More

Families Fill Their Baskets at East Campus Egg Hunt

Colorful plastic eggs speckled the lawn of Duke East Campus Saturday, shining in morning sun. Children of Duke employees and neighbors close to campus waited for the signal, clutching pastel Read More

Winner Named in Duke Spelling Bee

“S-y-m-m-e-t-r-i-c-a-l.” Standing calm and collected at a wooden lectern on Thursday, Triangle Day School fifth grader Jason Sorin spelled out the letters correctly to become the 2017 Duke University Regional Read More

Four students remain in Duke Spelling Bee competition

From left to right, the four students remaining in the spelling bee are Evan Fahringer, Caroline Lazarus, Isabel LingYu Peng Murray and Jason Sorin.  The Duke University Regional Spelling Bee Read More

A Path to Homeownership

Ashley Strahm poses next to the “Lending Love” library she and her husband built in front of their new Durham home. A wooden library stand at the corner of Ashley Read More