Duke Credit Union Volunteers at Urban Ministries

  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 […]

Youth program CommUNITY Scholars empowers Durham students

  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

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

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

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

(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 […]

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 […]

‘Transplanting Traditions’ among acres of farmland

This documentary, which features Transplanting Traditions farmer Tri Sa, was directed by Morgan Capps and Heather Stewart Harvey for the Documentary Video Institute at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Surrounded by Thai banana trees and blooming hibiscus flowers, Tri Sa surveyed the acres of her farm plot with purpose, stopping to prune […]