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 […]

Building a solid foundation with Habitat for Humanity

Latosha McCauley usually gets home around 12:30 a.m. from working second shift as a housekeeper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Then, around 8:30 a.m., she wakes up and heads over to the promising shell of her new home, where she grabs a hammer and gets to work. It will take about […]