About the Program
Through service-learning courses, action learning, student projects and volunteer efforts in Durham, Duke students engage the world and learn from practice while embracing the values of citizenship and the highest ideals of service to the community in which they live and learn.
The DDNP provides capacity-building and financial support to help ensure the success and sustainability of service projects created and led by Duke students. Below are a few of those projects.
- CHANCE is a free tutoring service held on East Campus for local middle and high school students.
- Duke/Durham Saves promotes savings and financial awareness both on campus and in the Durham community. The student group partners with local non-profits and financial institutions.
- With support from the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs and the DDNP, the Duke Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter raises the funds and recruits the volunteers to build one house per year for a local family pursuing their dream of homeownership.
- The Girls Club, featured in the video above, is a mentorship program that matches female Duke students to local middle-school girls in need of a social outlet and educational support.
- Wilderness Outdoor Opportunities for Durham Schools — or WOODS — is an after-school program that teaches local students about ecology and the environment while building their sense of self-worth through team-building exercises and outdoor games.