Community Engagement

The Duke Habitat for Humanity club kicks off their annual home build

A cold, rainy autumn morning could not deter thirteen members of the Duke community from kicking off this year’s Duke Habitat for Humanity building project on a recent Saturday. This Read More

Durham Leaders Discuss the City’s Economic Growth with Duke Students

While taking part in a recent panel discussion, six Duke students learned about the history of Durham’s economy, from the tobacco production days of the 1900s to the current challenges Read More

Duke alums, retirees volunteer at Lakewood Elementary

Paintbrushes in hand, Duke alumni and retirees worked together Saturday morning to tackle beautification and repair projects at Durham’s Lakewood Elementary School. The Duke Alumni Association, in partnership with Duke Read More

The Closs Family Preps for their Fourth National Bee

  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

Duke tutoring program celebrates 20 years

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

Duke students award grants to 17 Durham nonprofits

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

Pick Up Free Furniture and Office Supplies through Duke Surplus

In the midst of spring-cleaning season, is your office looking for a new bookcase, computer or desk? Duke Surplus has your back. Throughout the year, the Duke Surplus warehouse in Read More

Rising Duke senior receives Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award

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

Durham Neighbors Celebrate Spring at Duke Egg Hunt

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

Duke and Durham Community Package 100K Meals

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