Duke’s Office of Durham and Community Affairs seeks to apply knowledge in service of society as highlighted in Duke’s strategic plan, “Making a Difference.” By broadening the university’s role as a partner and advocate for economic and community development throughout the city, the office works to improve quality of life and to build strong Duke-Durham connections. Explore our stories, photos and archives to learn more about our work and our partners.
Wheelbarrows full of fresh soil, raised wooden garden beds and buckets of stringy weeds dotted the green Lakewood Elementary School yard on Saturday. Dozens of Duke alumni, Duke retirees and Read More
Though several children approached the edge of Brodie Pool with cautiousness or trepidation, within an hour’s time, most were comfortable enough to splash and play in the water alongside a Read More
Colorful plastic eggs speckled the lawn of Duke East Campus Saturday, shining in morning sun. Children of Duke employees and neighbors close to campus waited for the signal, clutching pastel Read More
Sitting together on couches in a residence hall lounge, Duke students were in various stages of flipping through contact information stored in their phones, writing personalized notes to their parents Read More
After both of John Bollinger’s grandfathers passed away while he was in high school, one from thyroid cancer and the other from a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, he decided to volunteer Read More
It’s the perfect time to put all of your eggs in one basket. The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs, is Read More