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Who Am I To You?

Guest post by Brooke Porter, T’20 “So you’re a colored person who lives in America?” “No, I’m not technically colored at all.” My students looked dubiously at my light brown skin color then at their own similarly colored skin. “Do you speak Afrikaans?” They continued to press. I shook my head and chuckled as they […]

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Resistance, Partnership, Re-evaluation: A Data-Driven Summer of Engaging Parents at Glenn Elementary School

Guest post by Alec Greenwald | Director of Academic Engagement for Global & Civic Opportunities; Data + Project Lead Last October the North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD) identified a number of schools across the state that they highlighted as “low performing.”  With the list, their goal was to turn the schools over to private […]

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Duke Civic Action Plan Update

Since publishing the Duke Civic Action Plan in April 2017, the Duke Office of Civic Engagement has worked to begin implementing the identified priorities, described below. The plan lays out major long-term goals to better support and sustain civic engagement at Duke, which we have broken down into smaller annual goals. Although many of these […]

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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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Greensboro Tornado Relief

There are a number of ways in which community members can offer relief to those affected by the tornado in Guilford County earlier this month. The City of Greensboro website outlines ways to donate supplies, equipment, money or food and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is accepting monetary donations (be sure to select the […]

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