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Promoting Environmental Justice in NC

Guest post by Catherine Kastleman | Program Coordinator for Community Engagement and Research Translation, Duke University Superfund Research Center What if you walked out of your home each day to the smell of hog waste, so thick in the air that it coated your car? Or to find buzzards from the nearby landfill eating a […]

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Participate in Project Share this Holiday Season

Each fall, the Duke Community Service Center, in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of Durham and the Department of Social Services, sponsors Project Share. Through Project Share, Duke students, employees and departments can help families in need in the Durham community by providing gifts like toys, clothing and blankets. Duke has participated in the Project Share […]

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Earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change

The Certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change is an academic credential for Duke undergraduate students interested in deepening their understanding of social issues by integrating coursework with community-based experiences. Students can design learning and experiences around an issue and develop relationships with faculty and community mentors. Students will emerge from the certificate with strategies […]

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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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