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Congratulations to the 29 Duke students invited to attend the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University national meeting!
The Office of Civic Engagement will be distributing $10,000 to support students’ Commitments to Action! This funding will be available to all CGI U applicants, regardless of acceptance to the 2014 national meeting. Visit CGI U Duke to apply.
- First Tuesday of each month at 9:00 PM: #CGIUchat on Twitter @CGIU
- February 22: Project funding applications due
- March 21-23: CGI U Meeting at
Arizona State University
Duke is proud to be a university member of the Clinton Global Initiative University. To learn more about CGI U and the 2014 conference at Arizona State University, please visit http://www.cgiu.org/.
Duke-Durham Writes Studio
The Duke-Durham Writes Studio, funded by the Office of Civic Engagement for the 2013-2014 school year, is notable not only for its initial success in using Duke student, staff, and faculty research to contribute to community educational outcomes, but also for its commitment to future sustainability. The studio’s close collaboration with public school teachers and administrators, and its focus on building long-term partnerships, aim to ensure that the program’s impacts last far beyond the 2013-2014 academic year. Co-Convener Jennifer Ahern-Dodson asserts that in order to “conceive of deeply integrated civic engagement partnerships, we need to build on and learn from current models… while also documenting and assessing our own work. The DOCE grant helps forward that work by funding a research assistant to participate in our studio.”
The studio’s aim is to explore literacy-based partnerships between the Thompson Writing Program and three Durham public schools, building a foundation for future programs and initiatives. Ahern-Dodson writes, “Our studio is a highly collaborative group that includes Durham Public School teachers and administrators, Thompson Writing Program faculty, and consultants from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Duke’s Neighborhood Partnership, the Writing Studio, and the Service Learning Program. To be most effective as a learning community… we need opportunities to learn from one another, to work collectively to understand pedagogical theories and best practices related to civic engagement, writing, and K-12 literacy, and to help shape projects at each of our three partnership schools.”
The Forest View Elementary group developed three proposals for pilot projects, including student writing projects, a Durham Public Library collaboration, and a writing retreat for families. The Lakewood Middle School working group developed two proposals: one for a future partnership between the school and select Duke Writing 101 classes, and another for a full-day writing event, called the Lakewood-Duke Writing Mash-Up. In the Hillside working group, Duke undergraduates collaborated with Hillside ESL students to create a documentary video exploring the Hillside students’ experiences.
Participants will discuss their proposals at a final dinner meeting on Tuesday, May 6 from 6-9 PM in the Franklin Humanities Garage, Smith Warehouse. This meeting will be open to the public.
University Council for Civic Engagement
The University Council for Civic Engagement (UCCE) works with the Duke Office of Civic Engagement (DOCE) to amplify and coordinate new and ongoing civic engagement initiatives across campus. Chaired by Professor Robert Korstad and administered by Elaine Madison who serves as the UCCE’s Executive Director, the Council invites all members of the Duke community who lead or administer Civic Engagement units and initiatives to join. For more information, contact Elaine Madison.
Team Kenan Program
Made up of a diverse cross-section of Duke students, Team Kenan engages the Duke community through a portfolio of programs that create multiple ways to get involved. Team Kenan aims to create programs to appeal to—and challenge—many constituencies on campus. Learn more....
The Health Leadership Program at Duke
The Health Leadership Program helps participants create pioneering, community-based models of care. The program broadens their skills to include the tenets of collaborative, community-based, patient-centered approaches to health care. Learn more....
Duke Student Government & Regional Affairs Committee
This student-led committee is working to create an ethos in which our peers see Durham as much more than a place that is to be utilized for community service and volunteer efforts. We work to enhance the City of Durham by sharing our ideas, opinions, and ability as youth to create change wherever we are. Learn more....
Alpha Phi Omega
APO is a national coeducational service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. The Lambda Nu Chapter has a long tradition of providing meaningful service to Duke and Durham. Learn more....
Duke Partnership for Service
We also strive to connect Duke students with service organizations and community projects that match their passions and interests. We aim to unite Duke students together and help inspire them towards goals of social justice and meaningful community engagement. Learn more....
Engineering World Health Summer Institute, Duke Chapter
Open to students of engineering, physics and chemistry, the Summer Institute begins with a one-month stay in Costa Rica or Tanzania in which students live with a host family. Mornings are spent learning Spanish or Swahili, while in the afternoons students receive three hours of technical training in the operation and repair of medical equipment. read more
DukeEngage empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University's educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more....
NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program
The Duke NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program educates engineering undergraduates to have the technical expertise, breadth of knowledge, and the social, ethical, and environmental awareness to successfully pursue leadership positions in addressing the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. Learn more....
The Alice M. Baldwin Scholars Program
First-year undergraduate women enter the four-year Baldwin Scholars Program designed to inspire and support them become engaged, confident and connected leaders in the Duke community and beyond. Baldwin Scholars will develop leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn more....
Engineers Without Borders, Duke Chapter
Our mission is to support community-driven development programs worldwide through the design and implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership. EWB-Duke is characterized by its strong undergraduate involvement. Learn more....
Design for America At Duke
When the students from the Pratt School of Engineering and the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences partner with the Durham community, the potential for change through design is unparalleled. Duke DFA hopes to enable collaboration across Duke and the Durham area in order to create lasting social impact. Learn more....
Duke-Durham Discount Program, Duke Student Government
For the most part, socializing and eating go hand in hand, and that can get expensive. Dining out affordably doesn’t have to mean fast food. Check out the discounts at local restaurants from the Duke-Durham Discount Program. Learn more....
A pioneering social entrepreneurship competition that encourages Duke undergraduate students. Learn more....
Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship Program
The B.N. Duke scholars receive full support for four years at Duke and two summers of community engagement—one in the Carolinas and one abroad. Faculty and staff help the scholars reach new academic heights and tackle real world problems with innovative, interdisciplinary, and sustainable approaches. Learn more....
Duke Athletics is committed to giving back to both the campus and surrounding community. Teams as well as individual student-athletes are involved in numerous charity and community organizations, schools and hospitals. Learn more....
Center for Child and Family Policy
We bring together faculty, researchers, staff, and students in an effort to achieve our mission: to contribute to solutions to important problems affecting today’s children and families, through an integrated system of teaching, research, service, and policy engagement. Learn more....
Duke is committed to playing a constructive and collaborative role as a responsible environmental citizen in the life of the surrounding community. We will maintain a positive and proactive role in communicating with the surrounding community, regarding our environmental activities and performance. Learn more....
BOOST Program at Duke
Help make science come to life for local elementary, middle, and high school students – particularly underrepresented minorities, female students, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds – and encourage them to pursue careers in medicine or other sciences. Learn more....
Internship Program, Undergraduate Career Services, Sanford School for Public Policy
Public Policy requires an internship that implements the skills and critical thinking learned in PPS 155, 301, 302, 303 and Stats 101. The undergraduate internship program is meant to be a culminating synthesis of course work and other public policy school-related experiences. Learn more....
A program of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke Service-Learning supports faculty, staff, students, and community partners involved in service-learning courses, in order to foster a passion for learning and a commitment to making a difference in the world. Learn more....
Academic Engagement for Global & Civic Opportunities
Directors of Academic Engagement for Global and Civic Opportunities teach students to imagine and plot their global and civic engagement as a four-year journey in which curricular, co-curricular and away-from-Duke experiences complement each other in enhancing students’ capacities to reflect and engage in global learning. Learn more....
Student Community Life, Duke Divinity School
At Duke Divinity School, we’re dedicated to unifying the life of prayer, study, and service to form leaders for the Christian church. Largely a residential learning community, students at the Divinity School are primarily formed for Christian ministry through our degree programs, worship, student activities and organizations. Learn more....
The Learning Together Program
Learning Together is a community-based service opportunity program for Duke Students. Duke values working with the community through a relationship that places the community's needs and interests first, and then involves learners for a reciprocal experience that benefits all. Learn more....
Duke Environmental Leadership Program
The Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program advances the Nicholas School Mission by providing innovative educational and outreach opportunities designed specifically for environmental, business and community leaders. Learn more....
Community Health Fellowship
The fellowship combines structured curriculum, one-on-one faculty instruction, group activities, independent investigation and experiential learning to prepare graduates to become highly effective community-focused physicians. Learn more....
UCAE Center for Leadership Development and Social Action
The UCAE Center for Leadership Development and Social Action provides developmental learning experiences and resources to enable Duke students to practice effective leadership and inspire positive change within the Duke, local and global communities. Learn more....
Fuqua On Board Program
The Fuqua on Board (FOB) program matches Duke MBA students with Durham area nonprofits to serve as non-voting board members. Over the course of a year-long apprenticeship, pairs of students work closely with a board mentor, participate regularly in board meetings and attend relevant committee meetings. Learn more....
Community Service Center
CSC is a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities for Duke students and employees. Programs include America Reads and America Counts, Dive Into Durham, DukeEngage-Durham, NC-ACTS!, the Lars Lyon Service Award, and annual events such as Make a Difference Day, MLK Meal Packaging, Project Share and the Volunteer Fair. Learn more....
The Women's Center encourages students to connect scholarship from the classroom to real world problems, and consider alternative frameworks for judgment and action. Women’s Center Civic Engagement programs include the Moxie Project, Project Change, FEMCAMP and more. Learn more....
Ubuntu is a selective living group at Duke devoted to civic engagement and social change. Their mission is to cultivate a sustained passion and interest in addressing the world’s most pressing issues, and to ingrain these characteristics in the consciousness of the typical Duke student. Learn more....
Global Health Institute
DGHI aims to deliver high quality education and research using multidisciplinary and innovative approaches that put knowledge in the service of society and train the next generation of global health leaders. Learn more....
Community Enterprise Clinic, School of Law
The Duke Law School Community Enterprise Clinic is a resource for non-profit organizations and low-wealth entrepreneurs working to improve the quality of life in low-wealth communities through community economic development ("CED") strategies. Learn more....
Forum for Scholars & Publics
The Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University is a place where scholars and various publics – local, national, and global – can interact and intersect to generate greater exchange between the university and the broader world. We hope to serve as advocates for the role of knowledge in society. Learn more....
University Center Activities & Events, Student Affairs
UCAE strives to offer the Duke community and external customers help with event planning and campus programming needs. Our unique teams provide a wide array of services available to Duke community members and campus visitors. Learn more....
Interfaith Service Challenge at Duke
President Obama’s “Interfaith Service Challenge” is a year-long commitment to interfaith engagement and community service across college and university campuses – with a focus on food and its many different religious, ethical and cultural implications. Learn more....
Graduate & Professional Student Council
The Graduate and Professional Student Council is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine graduate and professional schools. Our purpose is to represent and advocate on behalf of graduate and professional students at Duke University. Learn more....
HART Leadership Program
The Hart Leadership Program provides Duke University undergraduates with a unique opportunity to practice the art of leadership. Courses give students analytical frameworks for grappling with the problems facing our global community. Learn more....
Pauli Murray Project
The Pauli Murray Project wants to be a part of the efforts by local institutions to tell Durham’s story and present our history. We want to contribute to museums and historic sites to include physical space for the community to meet and mobilize on contemporary challenges. Learn more....
Voices of Engagement
Public Scholarship, Service Learning, Community Building
DUKE LEGAL CLINICS
DOCE Faculty Advisory Board member Theresa Newman, co-director of Duke Law's Wrongful Convictions Clinic, is featured in this video on the Duke Legal Clinics and its impacts on the larger community.
DukeEngage provides full funding for select Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive summer of service in partnership with a U.S. or international community.
Laurie Patton, dean of Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, discusses public scholarship at the Forum for Scholars and Publics panel on Open Access. The panel was part of FSP's Open House/Open Access Launch event.