Sowing the Seeds for Community Impact

At their End-of-Semester Showcase, Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) displays a backdrop proclaiming their motto: “Do good, be humble, and have fun!” The presentations that follow exemplify this mindset, as graduate students from across Duke University share about their client-centered projects to build the capacity of local partner organizations. Looking back on the past semester, […]

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Reflections on Civic Engagement

by Eric Mlyn, Ph.D | Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement   …and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth. The above is an excerpt from Duke’s mission statement.   As I […]

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A Camera: a Weapon and an Olive Branch

Guest post by Rachel Rubin ’19 On Sunday afternoon, Hillside High School’s Drama Department prepared for their Senior Night production of Fences—the program’s second play just in the month of February. The 1,200 seat performance hall was teeming with folks in their Sunday best, all wandering about, sharing hugs and laughs. Volunteers sold raffle tickets […]

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A Foundation of Appreciation

Guest post by Katherin Castillo | Afterschool Corps VISTA, Duke Community Service Center This semester I have been working as the Afterschool Corps VISTA with America Reads America Counts, a program in the Duke Community Service Center that focuses on tutoring students in K-8 in math and literacy at 16 sites in Durham. In addition to […]

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