Schools

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT ENRICH THE EDUCATION OF DURHAM’S YOUTH

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Duke’s support for Durham Public Schools is broad. We celebrate the ingenuity of Durham’s students through initiatives like the Duke Regional Spelling Bee; advance the professional development and community connections of school staff through programs like Visions; and respond to schools’ most pressing needs through a range of programs that address kindergarten readiness, early literacy 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.

Scroll down to learn more about our programs and initiatives.

Feature Stories
Sixty-one champion spellers from schools across Durham competed for the regional title on Duke’s campus this March. The winning word: “i-m-p-u-n-i-t-y”. Learn More
Ninety first- and second-graders at three local schools stay after the bell rings to ramp up their reading skills with help from teachers and Duke student tutors. Learn More
Middle schoolers taking part in the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars program developed the “Our Bull City” exhibit unveiled in December at the Durham History Hub. Learn More
Enlaces participants prepared a healthy, balanced meal together during a workshop on nutrition, exercise and goal setting. Learn More