April 4, 2016

In the midst of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, the Economics Department at Duke found a creative way to support non-profit organizations. Like so many companies, the department runs a bracket pool, but with one small difference. To enter the pool, participants...

February 24, 2016

This January marked the 15th annual National Mentoring Month, celebrating the positive impact that mentors have on the lives of young people and their communities. A recent report from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership that surveyed youth at risk of not finish...

August 19, 2015


At the end of any summer camp or summer program, participants leave with bittersweet feelings – from saying goodbye to new friends to a change in routine.  At the end of July, students at E.K. Powe and Eno Valley will wrap up their summer program but leave with an ecl...

August 11, 2015

When a student has to worry about their next meal, they are not likely going to think about their next test or grades. When a student has to worry about having a clean set of clothes, they are not likely going to think about going to school and classes. Instead, that s...

July 20, 2015

Arms full of luggage, bags full of clothes, and lines of family members hauling pounds of miscellaneous items to make school feel like home—starting college is an overwhelming experience but also a thrilling time for students and their families.


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July 20, 2015


What brought you to Communities In Schools of Durham?

Throughout my life I have always has a passion for helping at-risk youth. As a Graduation Coach, I will have the opportunity mode youth into successful young adults. Communities In Schools gives me the chance to wor...

July 1, 2015


Sydney Webb first started volunteering as an intern with Communities In Schools of Durham in August 2013. Webb eventually joined the full-time staff as the Success Coach at Neal Middle School, a STEM magnet school.


Sydney’s desire to see students in her hometown eleva...

June 30, 2015

No summer is the same. Each year, Communities In Schools of Durham pushes the envelope to bridge the school year with engaging learning activities for our community's youth. With literacy as one of our foundational focuses, CIS is working within the schools we serve to...

June 26, 2015

When the Triangle Golf Challenge first teed off 12 years ago in 2003, the event initially supported families transitioning from welfare to work and from public housing to private housing.  Since that first incarnation, the Triangle Golf Challenge has evolved into a reg...

June 23, 2015

Do you remember your favorite summer break memories? Maybe they included trips to museums, zoos, or parks. Maybe you learned about new cultures, animals, and places. Maybe you made crafts to hang on the fridge or launched bottle rockets with friends. These are the kind...

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