Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional 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.
After 10 weeks, a 3,760-mile trek to the United Kingdom, and dozens of volunteer hours at home and abroad, 15 Duke students are reflecting on their completed DukeEngage Durham journey. Read More
Seven students hopped up and down on a colorful alphabet rug, singing these instructions together. In a Y.E. Smith Elementary School classroom this summer, they learned how to control their Read More
Greg Duncan has watched his Durham nonprofit, the Center for Child & Family Health, grow from 33 employees to 84 in just nine years. His mental health organization expanded in Read More
Replacing furnaces, tearing out moldy walls of homes and rebuilding livelihoods – the work continues in central and eastern North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
Triangle nonprofits are encouraged to apply for a Duke Community Care Fund grant that supports projects that meet significant local needs. The Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs is Read More
Read about solar energy and then make a melty s’more using the sun and a magnifying glass. Learn about the rotation of the Earth, then visit Durham’s Museum of Life Read More
At the upcoming “Orgullos Hispanos Fair” in Durham, there is something that the participating healthcare professionals will all have in common. They are all Latino. The fair on June 30, Read More
Discover how bad credit can affect buying a home and learn about property rights. Free “Tenant & Homeowner Empowerment” workshops for Durham residents in June and July will cover good Read More
Fifteen Duke students got a taste of Durham’s history and economic evolution last week, from the shutdown of tobacco warehouses and textile mills to investments in downtown projects like American Read More
Luz Jazmin Romero Estala is preparing to walk across the stage in Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium this month and receive her Riverside High School diploma. Luz is the first in Read More