Early Childhood and Education

We celebrate the ingenuity of Durham’s students through initiatives like the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars; advance the professional development and community connection through collaborations with the Durham Public Schools; and respond to schools’ priorities through a range of programs that address kindergarten readiness, early literacy, academic support, and Latino student engagement.

Support for local schools is a natural part of Duke’s mission as an educational institution. We believe Duke’s engagement with public schools not only enhances the education of local youth; it enriches the lives of Duke students, faculty, and staff.