The Office of Durham and Community 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.
Duke and the Office of Durham and Community Affairs is following Duke’s COVID-19 virus precautions. This means that our office will be working remotely and has canceled or postponed scheduled events Read More
Congratulations to the 55 participants and winners of the Regional Spelling Bee. Duke hosted the bee at Riverside High School on Saturday, March 7. The winner was Jason Sorin, 14, Read More
Duke University senior Caroline Brockett has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community Read More