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.
“Receiving the Lars Lyon Service Award was entirely unexpected for me, and it was extraordinarily humbling to be recognized.” –John Bollinger, 2017 Lars Lyon Award Recipient “I was very surprised, Read More
Triangle Day School seventh-grader Jason Sorin let out a heavy sigh of relief as he was crowned Regional Bee Champion on Saturday. Sorin correctly spelled the word “afflatus,” meaning a Read More
As we begin 2019, the Duke Homebuyers Club is preparing for its first meeting of the year. The club, originally founded in 2013, is a free resource that connects Duke Read More