The Office of Durham Affairs seeks to apply knowledge in service of society through community engagement. 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 homeownership, 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.
Usually a quiet space reserved for studying, the library of Orange County High recently became the grounds for a discussion of college accessibility and affordability. On October 16, 2018, U.S. Read More
A cold, rainy autumn morning could not deter thirteen members of the Duke community from kicking off this year’s Duke Habitat for Humanity building project on a recent Saturday. This Read More
Every year, Durham Public Schools teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to apply for the Visions “Connecting the Americas” program. This annual program serves as a professional development experience Read More