Interview: Pauli Murray Project Continues Legacy of Durham Faith-rooted Human Rights Activist, from the Ivory Tower to the Pews

This year, the DOCE is highlighting the intersection of faith and civic engagement at Duke. One of the most salient examples of that fusion is in the Pauli Murray Project at Duke’s Human Rights Center @ FHI, which preserves the story and legacy of Pauli Murray. The project’s graduate social work intern, Indhira Udofia, sat […]

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Collaboration X-Change

Guest post by Joan Clifford, PhD, Service-Learning Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives Truly reciprocal partnerships, also called collaborations, are well-defined relationships based on “a commitment to: a definition of mutual goals; a jointly developed structure and shared responsibility; mutual authority and accountability for success; and sharing not only of responsibilities but also of […]

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#BlackLivesMatter and the Role of Civic Engagement in the Fight for Racial Justice in Higher Education

  “… It takes courage.” These are the words that echo most strongly in my head as I reflect on Patrisse Cullors’ charge to our group of civically engaged faculty. Cullors, co-founder of the influential #BlackLivesMatter movement, stopped at Duke mid-way through her college campus speaking tour promoting the work of #BLM, such as resistance […]

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Duke’s thriving College Advising Corps offers civic engagement career pathways to Duke students post-graduation

In today’s economy, in which quality jobs that do not require college degrees are increasingly rare, college access has become a crucial component of economic development and social equality. Yet, barriers abound; not least among them, a dearth of support: the national ratio of high school students to guidance counselor is 467:1. For many low-resource […]

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Duke Launches Experiential Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change

Coming Spring 2016, Duke is launching the undergraduate Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change. Offering students a pathway to integrate community-based learning experiences with academic coursework, the CCESC will be Duke’s second experiential certificate, following the launch of the Experiential Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2014. Distinguishable from Duke’s traditional certificate programs, these […]

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What’s in a Name?

For more than a decade, colleges and universities have been working to develop survey tools to inventory civic engagement programs and initiatives on their campuses. Duke will soon issue our third attempt to capture an overview of civic engagement across the university. The first summary of volunteer, service learning and engagement programs was completed in […]

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