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.
Nearly 300 eighth graders received the ultimate Duke campus tour this month, from visiting Duke Chapel and student residence halls to hearing from scientists and basketball players. School Days, an Read More
Durham nonprofits and agencies are invited to submit project proposals by Nov. 22 to the 2018 Brodhead DukeEngage-Durham program, which is an immersive summer service experience for rising sophomore, junior and Read More
Nearly 300 Durham eighth graders will visit Duke campus on Nov. 3 to learn about residence hall life, explore Duke’s virtual reality lab and talk with first-generation Duke students. This Read More
The Duke Volunteer Fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by bringing about 50 organizations to Duke campus. Duke students, staff and faculty are invited to stop by Penn Read More
Rahteesha Burgess reminisced about her time as a Lakewood Elementary School kindergartner. She would sit on a big carpet in her Durham classroom or play house with the other students. Read More
After Hurricane Harvey brought devastating winds and flooding to Texas over the weekend, Duke employees and students are looking for ways to support the individuals who have fallen victim to Read More
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.