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.
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
Durham, NC – Saturday March 9, 2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the Duke Office of Durham Affairs. The event begins at 9:00 Read More