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.
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
Two years ago, Alice Liao moved from Singapore to Durham to pursue a degree in statistics from Duke University. As an international student, Liao thought it was important to get Read More
While taking part in a recent panel discussion, six Duke students learned about the history of Durham’s economy, from the tobacco production days of the 1900s to the current challenges Read More