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Forging purposeful partnerships with our neighbors

The Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs forges purposeful partnerships with its neighbors in the region, with a particular focus on Duke’s home—Durham, NC. DCA is a link between Duke University, Duke Health, the community and local governments by connecting our partners with campus efforts, research, and institutional resources. Duke also supports community partnerships through financial contributions, grants, and sponsorships; service and volunteerism; and Duke charitable activities and employee giving. DCA focuses on food security and nutrition, affordable housing and infrastructure, early childhood and K-12 school readiness, college and career-readiness, and non-profit/community-based organization capacity-building.