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Durham Election Information

This is a big year for voting in Durham, as we say goodbye to our mayor of 16 years and welcome a new leader for our rapidly growing and evolving city. As you consider your own hopes for the city and engagement with local politics, we encourage you to explore the following election-related resources: Online […]

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POLIS: Promoting What Politics Could Be

Guest post by Fritz Mayer | Director, POLIS: The Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service Almost four years ago, Eric Mlyn—assistant vice provost for civic engagement and executive director of DukeEngage—delivered a presentation to Sanford School of Public Policy faculty titled, “The Politics of Civic Engagement, or Is Tutoring the Solution to Education Problems in […]

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Nominate a Student for the Campus Compact Community Impact Award

The North Carolina Campus Compact Community Impact Awards recognize one outstanding undergraduate student service leader from each member campus. The award may honor an individual for multiple or diverse forms of engagement including: volunteer service, service-learning, policy work, community organizing, advocacy, internships, or campus leadership. Nominees should clearly demonstrate the following: Deep commitment to partnering […]

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Seguir Adelante, Siempre

Guest Post by Olivia Morales | DukeEngage Tucson It’s honestly hard to believe that my time in Tucson is almost over. It almost feels like I live here now, that’s how comfortable I’ve gotten living in this community. When I think about leaving, I always feel a sort of overwhelming sadness wash over me, thinking […]

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Grassroots Activism: Past and Present

As the current political dialogue swells with conversations about social justice, voting rights and the true meaning of democracy, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) uses the power of storytelling to demonstrate how we can learn from the past to maximize the impact of modern community organizing. With the recent launch of the SNCC Digital […]

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Remembering Samuel DuBois Cook

Samuel DuBois Cook, an influential figure in the history of civic engagement at Duke, passed away in May of this year. Cook was the first African-American faculty member at Duke and displayed an unwavering commitment to social justice and political engagement throughout his life and tenure at Duke. For more on his legacy, visit The […]

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