September 1, 2010

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs announced the 2010 recipients of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Grant Awards.

The Community Care Grants are funded through the annual Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee-giving campaign and are awarded to non-profit community-based organizations through a competitive process.

Fifteen non-profit organizations were selected to receive the grants, each of which totals a maximum of $2,000. Grants awarded in three other focus areas will be announced in the coming weeks.

The organizations and projects selected this year are:

  • Child and Parent Support Services, for expansion of the Healthy Families program
  • Citizen Schools, to create vibrant, hands-on learning experiences for at-risk middle school students
  • Crayons2Calculators, for monthly school-supply giveaways for Durham Public Schools teachers
  • Durham Economic Resource Center, to fund outreach to Durham’s Latino community
  • Durham Literacy Center, for expansion of the Escuela de la Familia, a literacy program for Latino families in Durham
  • Durham Rescue Mission, to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children at the Mission’s Annual Back to School Party
  • Durham TRY, for the Living in Future Tense program to help teen dads and moms connect with each other in support of their child
  • Genesis Home, for an expansion of their after-school tutoring and mentoring program for school age children at the shelter for homeless families
  • i4m, for the Innovation for Motivation Scholarship program to provide intersession programming for low-income students at Chewning Middle School
  • New Horizons Academy of Excellence and The Reality Center, for a grant to integrate the two facilities to serve at-risk youth
  • SeeSaw Studio, for the expansion of their Youth Designer Mentoring Program
  • TROSA, for expansion of TROSA Grocery’s product selection
  • Urban Ministries of Durham, for the Suds for the Shelter project, to purchase supplies for the community shelter’s laundry room
  • Voices Together, for the expansion of the Little Voice program to support therapeutic choral groups for young children with developmental disabilities
  • YO: Durham, for expansion of the YO: Durham Parent Academy

The Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee-giving campaign allows Duke University and Duke University Health System employees to contribute to a host of local agencies supported by the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and The Duke University Health System, as well as to the United Way of the Greater Triangle. More information is available at doinggood.duke.edu.

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