Students Tackle the Alphabet at School Reading Academy

May 4, 2018

Duke’s Before and Afterschool Reading Academy occurs during the academic year at two Durham Public Schools locations – George Watts Montessori Elementary School and Forest View Elementary School – and receives funding from the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee giving campaign for classroom materials and teacher stipends. Here are snapshots from the program: […]

Duke Credit Union Volunteers at Urban Ministries

April 19, 2018

  Duke Credit Union employees spent an afternoon at a different kind of bank as they sorted through boxes of food and hygiene donations and resupplied the shelves of a local nonprofit. This year marks Duke Credit Union’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, staff conducted a March donation drive and then delivered the items […]

Robots Take Over E.K. Powe Elementary

April 17, 2018

  A sky-blue robot about the width of an Oreo cookie cruised along the classroom table. Six-year-old Emily grabbed the robot, named Ozobot, and placed it on a white piece of paper, where she had drawn thick lines with a brown marker. Ozobot immediately began tracing the marker lines, and Emily grinned. “I like it […]

Youth program CommUNITY Scholars empowers Durham students

February 23, 2018

  Six-year-old Harrison, ruminating over each word of “The Tortoise and the Hare” yellow storybook, glanced up at his counselor to shyly talk about the moral of the story. “It’s not always about how fast you go,” said Barbara Parker-Hayes, sitting next to him and holding the book. In the classroom, she goes by Mrs. […]

Durham and Duke neighbors dedicate Habitat home

January 29, 2018

Latosha McCauley held up her cellphone and snapped photos of her new, pristine white washer, dryer and microwave. Saturday was her first time seeing appliances in the kitchen and tan carpet in the three bedrooms of her new Habitat for Humanity home. Since last fall, about 200 volunteers, including 50 Duke students with the Duke […]

Nonprofits receive 2017 Community Care Fund grants

November 13, 2017

This fall, 58 Triangle nonprofits will receive a Duke Community Care Fund grant in order to expand their programs, buy supplies or start new projects. The Community Care Fund is a competitive grant-making program that is funded by Duke employee donations to Duke University and Duke University Health System’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. […]

Doing Good in the Neighborhood Blitz Raises $540,758

November 6, 2017

This fall, Duke employees have collectively raised more than half a million dollars for community nonprofits, schools and neighborhoods. Doing Good in the Neighborhood, Duke’s employee giving campaign, holds a fundraising blitz every October. The campaign invites Duke employees to make a financial contribution that benefits important organizations and innovative programs in Durham, Orange, Wake […]

Doing Good in the Neighborhood kicks off in October

October 1, 2017

(Make sure to check out the Gift Impact infographic at the end of this story.) This month, Duke University and Duke University Health System employees are invited to make a gift to Duke’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood employee giving campaign, which benefits local schools, nonprofits and neighborhoods. Duke has set the goal to raise […]

Stepping Stones prepares children for kindergarten

If you’re happy and you know it, show a smile. If you’re mad and you know it, take a deep breath. If you’re proud and you know it, say “I did it!” Seven students hopped up and down on a colorful alphabet rug, singing these instructions together. In a Y.E. Smith Elementary School classroom this […]

United Way Supports East Durham

One hundred and twenty blocks. This swath of East Durham has seen some of the highest rates of crime and poverty in the Triangle. To buck this trend, United Way of the Greater Triangle funds a collaboration between the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) and 10 community partners that focuses on providing children in those […]