Emily K Center Prepares Durham Students for College

Jaylyn Barbee always dreamt of becoming a doctor, ever since his father passed away in 2007 from heart complications. But when Barbee arrived at Duke University as an undergraduate student last fall, he also developed a fascination with computers. He is currently pursuing a Duke degree in computer science, with hopes of one day tying […]

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. […]

Student U teaches students to ‘Read Fearlessly’

Ana Canseco-Orocio joined Student U when she was a sixth-grader at Durham’s Brogden Middle School. She was taken aback at first by the intensity of the program – Student U students attend a six-week summer academic program as well as a daily afterschool program during the school year. But she grew to love her instructors […]