The 2011 Duke-Durham Campaign kicks off this week! For more than 50 years, local businesses and individuals have contributed cash and in-kind donations through the campaign, which supports community organizations and the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership. The 2011 campaign kicks off January 25 at the Walltown Recreation Center.
Below are just a few of the school, non-profit and neighborhood initiatives supported by the 2010 campaign. Check back in the coming months for more on how the Duke-Durham Campaign is making a difference; in the next issue, we will feature Housing for New Hope.
Reality Ministries/ New Horizons
With funds and support from the Duke-Durham Campaign, non-profits Reality Ministries and New Horizons contracted with a local consulting firm to plan for the sustainable merger of their organizations, both of which focus on the welfare of Durham’s young people. Follow the link above for more information about New Horizons and the campaign.
Durham Economic Resource Center
Duke-Durham Campaign funds support the work of DERC, a local non-profit and project of End Poverty Durham. DERC runs a distribution center where low-income Durham residents can find affordable goods, and where the unemployed can find both work and training. Follow the link for a story about one DERC trainee graduation ceremony.
Durham Community Land Trustees
The Duke-Durham Campaign supports the work of DCLT in providing affordable housing for Durham residents. Follow the link above to learn more about one of the many DCLT collaborative projects, the Southwest Central Durham Quality of Life Project land bank.
Chemistry 109: Duke Service-Learning
Every year, Professor Kenneth Lyle leads teams of Duke students and other volunteers on dozens of trips to local elementary schools and science festivals, peaking young students’ interest in science with presentations like “Elephant’s Toothpaste,” “Witch’s Cauldron,” and “Grape Juice to Water to Milk.”