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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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The Game of Politics

My husband and I loaded our children, Jack (age 7) and Reid (age 5) into our car the morning of the Durham primaries, knowing it was the first time since we moved to Durham that we would be electing a new mayor. Prior to the primary, my husband and I had multiple conversations about our […]

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Q&A: Robyn Fehrman on Social Entrepreneurship

Robyn Fehrman is the Director of Programs for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at the Fuqua School of Business. In this Q&A, she discusses the definition, mission, challenges and successes of social entrepreneurship. Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your role at CASE? A: We have three buckets […]

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A Challenge Worth Solving

Guest post by John Benhart ’19 | Bass Connections (Animal Waste Management and Global Health project team) When we rolled up to the farm, it hit me. This place was real. On the wide piedmont plain, all I could see for miles was cropland, trees and several huge metal barns. We stepped out of our […]

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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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