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.
One visit to the Closs family hive confirms their enthusiasm for spelling bees. There’s a sunflower-yellow metal bee sculpture adjacent to the front door. Inside the house, bookshelves are Read More
Every week during the academic year, nearly 130 Duke students visit school classrooms and nonprofits to tutor young students. The Duke undergraduate and graduate students serve as tutors in Duke’s Read More