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.
Betsy Crites had 10 minutes to deliver her pitch for a $500 grant. On a recent Monday evening in April, Crites, co-coordinator of food security nonprofit End Hunger Durham, visited Read More
In a Durham elementary school classroom, Grace Mok tutors young students, helping them sound out words in books and asking them how the stories make them feel. At a Durham Read More
Angel Peterchev and his family celebrate Orthodox Easter traditions every year. They dye and paint hardboiled eggs, then participate in “egg-cracking contests,” where one person slams their egg into the Read More
Hundreds of volunteers descended upon the Durham Convention Center on March 24, 2018 to package 100,000 bags of rice, beans and soup mixes, which were then delivered to local food Read More