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.
The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association would like to welcome families with young children to join us for the Annual Spring Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 20th. The Hunt will take Read More
Farmer Foodshare and Duke University have an ever-growing relationship. With help from employee donations to Duke’s Community Care Fund, Farmer Foodshare is able to help community members gain access to Read More
A cup of macaroni, a scoop of soy, a packet of red sauce, and lots of dancing resulted in more than 100,000 packed meals for area food pantries by lunchtime Read More