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There are many ways we are Doing Good together
Since COVID-19 forced North Carolina high schools to close in March, the 16 full-time members of the Duke College Advising Corps (Duke CAC) have, along with other Americans, faced the twin challenges of adapting to novel working conditions while also stepping up to meet urgent needs in their communities.
As a CAC college adviser at Lakewood High School in Sampson County, Desmond Gatling helps rural students think about college plans in ways they might not otherwise think possible.
In partnership with the City of Durham, Self Help, SunTrust/Truist, NC Community Development Initiative, Duke contributed $3M to enable small and nonprofit developers to build affordable housing units in Durham.
Through a joint partnership with DHIC and partners, Self-Help, the City of Durham and AJ Fletcher Foundation, Duke's 2.5M contribution helped create 82 new affordable units.
Thousands of people have been able to safely stay at home and still have their basic needs met thanks to a partnership between the state, community-based organizations and Duke.
2019-2020 engagement highlights