College & Career Readiness

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College and Career Readiness

There are many obstacles that students face as they transition from high school to pursue college or enter the workforce. We are committed to enhancing college access and career readiness for all students. Programs such as College Advising Corps, School Days, and Americorps VISTA work directly with students in local communities to expand their knowledge of educational and career opportunities. Whether students are experiencing a college visit, participating in an educational leadership program, or directly meeting with a college adviser, our staff works to provide them with the skills and credentials necessary to reach their goals.

Workforce Development Grant

Grant Application Open Until February 11, 2022

The Duke University Doing Good employee giving campaign invites applications from Durham’s workforce organizations offering employment, training, and career readiness services to young people ages 16 – 24 in Durham County. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, and funds must be expended by June 30, 2022.

This grant is open to nonprofit organizations supporting career readiness including post-secondary opportunities and workforce partnerships in Durham. In order for a proposal to be eligible for grant funding, it must demonstrate clear rationale related to employment, training, or career readiness in Durham.

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