2017 Alden Award Winners

Monday, May 8, 2017
It is such a pleasure to celebrate with our Alden Award winners each year, who exemplify the ideals of service-learning. Left to right, Christina Williams, student, Jehanne Gheith, professor, Denise Waters, community partner, Betsy Alden herself, Laurie Hays Coffman, community partner, and Kristen... Read More »

Two Stellar Students

Monday, April 24, 2017
Duke Service-Learning is delighted to announce our Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award student winners for 2017. Kristen Larson (second from left) and Christina Williams (second from right) were chosen for their extraordinary community engagement during their Duke careers. (Others in the... Read More »

Service-Learning Team Participates in Gulf-South Summit 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The S-L team had a big presence at the Gulf-South Summit in Greensboro March 23rd. Joan Clifford (pictured here with l to r Professor Yan Liu, student Makda Habtom, Church World Service staff Jourdi Bosley, and student Karla Beltran) led a panel, "Working in Solidarity with Language... Read More »

Service-Learning Students Help Immigrants Learn Their Rights

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Professor Deb Reisinger's French 270T S-L course recently spent time translating the "know your rights" deportation document for their community partners. The Swahili class worked up a version in Swahili as well that will be sent to Church World Services to distribute to their clients. They also... Read More »

Malone Receives Service-Learning Award

Sunday, February 12, 2017
North Carolina Campus Compact, a network of public and private colleges and universities committed to civic and community engagement, has named David M. Malone, Director of Duke Service-Learning, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award. The Sigmon Award, created in... Read More »

Freshmen Visit Watts Elementary

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students from Professors Riggsbee and Malone's Education 111FS work with children at George Watts Montessori Magnet School in Durham. Sometimes there are cupcakes! (Thanks for the photos David Stein.)    

Spanish 204 Facilitates Activities in the Learning Juntos Session

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students from Spanish 204 facilitate activities in the Learning Juntos session at Watts Montessori. Learning Juntos provides structured activities to help Latinx parents build literacy skills for their elementary school aged children. Parents discuss different strategies to develop the children’s... Read More »

Doc Studies Students are "Picturing the Pride"

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students from Susie Post-Rust's Doc Studies 209S showed their semester's work documenting 6th grade students to the delighted students themselves at KIPP Durham College Prep Public School. Check out their completed projects at      

Students Give Performance Regarding Sexual Health Issues

Sunday, January 8, 2017
The S-L class Performing Sexual Health did a performance about, what else? - sexual health - Wednesday, Nov. 16 at The Ark on East Campus. It was a funny and moving performance featuring urgent sexual health issues.

Students Create Profiles for New Website

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students in Charlie Thompson's Doc Studies class, Politics of Food: Land, Labor, Health & Economics, presented the profiles they have created of the passionate and inspiring local people involved in the Durham Farm and Food Network (DFFN), their community partner. The profiles will be a part of... Read More »