Durham and Community Affairs

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.

Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership

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.


Community Service Center

The Community Service Center has been integrated into the Duke Office of Civic Engagement.  For more information on existing programming, visit the Duke Office of Civic Engagement.

  • News & Events

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  • Keeping Duke and our Community Safe

    As Duke and the local community continue to address the increasing threat to COVID-19, Duke has launched Duke United — a central hub of information to educate the Duke community Read More

  • COVID-19 response

    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

  • Regional Spelling Bee winners

    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

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