Through CASE i3CP, organizations can engage a team of MBA students to address an impact investing challenge they are facing. Your organization will benefit from the passion, fresh perspective and technical expertise students bring to the project, while students benefit from the opportunity to apply their academic learning in impact investing to a real-world issue.
The Community Engagement and Research Translation Cores of the Duke University Superfund Research Center work with communities across North Carolina affected by environmental contaminants. Communities can contact us with short-term requests for information related to environmental contamination or with proposals for longer term engagement through participatory research projects and/or education and outreach activities.
Through Data+, organizations can work with Duke students and faculty to help them analyze and visualize data sets to make policy and programming decisions.
The Duke Division of Community Health brings communities together to combat chronic disease through multiple interlocking strategies among health, social service, education and faith partners.
The Partnership works alongside residents of the 12 neighborhoods closest to campus, advancing community priorities with a focus on affordable homeownership, educational achievement, youth outreach, neighborhood safety and quality health care.
The DukeEngage-Durham program is an introduction to community-based economic development efforts in Durham, NC and its sister city of Durham, England. Participants serve both communities through structured, immersive and full-time volunteer placements with local nonprofits that may be sustained beyond the completion of the program. Students learn and serve 6 weeks with area nonprofits addressing economic development issues.
DEID is a student organization that supports high-impact engineering projects around the world by combining community-driven ideas with student design. Teams spend anywhere from a few weeks to two months on-site.
DISI convenes interdisciplinary graduate student teams that provide pro-bono consulting and technology services to social organizations in Durham and beyond. The organization provides students with the opportunity to gain experience beyond the classroom in a collaborative environment while strengthening the work of change-makers at the intersection of technology, business, and public policy.
The Duke Law School Legal Clinic is a resource for those in the Durham community and beyond who do not otherwise have access to legal services. The Clinic operates collectively like a public interest law firm with several distinct practice areas which include: Appellate Litigation, Children’s Law, Civil Justice, Community Enterprise, Environmental Law & Policy, First Amendment, HIV/AIDS Policy, Health Justice, International Human Rights, Start-up Ventures and Wrongful Convictions.
The Office broadens the university’s role as a partner and advocate for economic and community development, works to improve the quality of life and public education in Durham, and builds strong Duke-Durham relations. The office oversees the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Community Service Center.
Duke Service-Learning works with faculty and community partners to provide hands-on experiences for students that complement the educational objectives of academic courses and foster ethical collaborations with partners. Students commit to 20 hours per semester with the community partners associated with their courses.
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 and relevant committee meetings, and complete a project designed to map directly to improving board governance and functioning. FOB is selective for both students and nonprofits, and recruitment for new organizations begins in July of every year.
Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP) students receive course credit towards their degree at Duke University while working with businesses and nonprofit organizations. Students receive no compensation and will not be considered professional consultants or employees. Every student is expected to participate equally in all project-related activities. This partnership does not imply any endorsement by Duke University or Fuqua School of Business.
PPS 265: Enterprising Leadership introduces students to the study of leaders and organizations dedicated to market-based solutions to social problems. PPS 265: Enterprising Leadership provides students with the opportunity to work in groups on projects with and for community organizations. See a list of past projects at http://www.hart.sanford.duke.edu/eli/projects/.
Through RSL, partner organizations can work with public policy faculty and students over the course of a semester. Groups of 4-6 students perform sustained service for the organization, as well as collaborate on a community-based research project that will benefit the organization beyond the period of direct service. Students are expected to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours over the course of the semester (the 20 hours includes both service and research).
The Mentored Study Program (MSP) is an educational experience for 12 weeks. A Fuqua MBA student will work with your organization and provide fresh insights on issues that are important to you. Students receive course credit towards their degree at Duke University. Projects have included: market sizing analysis, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, due diligence, and investment research.
Graduate students completing the C-CBEM Certificate program every spring complete in-depth projects that are designed and implemented in collaboration with community-based organizations throughout North Carolina that focus on sustainability, broadly defined. Applications for student projects can be found on our website and are due every year on Dec 1.
The SBLI places Duke Masters in Public Policy students as non-voting members on local nonprofit leadership boards for one calendar year. This partnership offers nonprofits strategic support from graduate students with policy-specific knowledge and the opportunity for students to learn about nonprofit governance.
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