Students Tackle the Alphabet at School Reading Academy

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: […]

Durham Literacy Center improves literacy, opens doors

Martin Cuello is a 24-year-old information technology specialist whose dream is to study strategic planning at Duke University. He arrived in the U.S. two years ago from the Dominican Republic, and he is a native Spanish speaker. To eventually apply to Duke and begin his strategic planning career track, he is first strengthening his English […]

Helping Stories Come to Life

Anita Woodley, center, held a “Stories Come to Life” workshop for middle school students in March. Anita Woodley’s five personalities shine in the Durham classroom. Walking around a sixth-grade English Language Arts class at James E. Shepard Magnet Middle School on a recent afternoon, Woodley clutched a messy stack of ruled notebook paper and played […]