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 »

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 »

Spanish 308 Students Mentor 8th Graders

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Professor Joan Clifford's Spanish 308 student mentors work with Latinx 8th graders in the Enlaces program at Durham School of the Arts with a focus on facilitating conversation around politics. The photo with adults is from Urban Ministries. Students here led Spanish classes to help volunteers and... Read More »

"Issues in Global Displacement: Voix Francophones" Students Partner with Church World Service

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students from Deb Reisinger's Issues in Global Displacement: Voix Francophones class partnered with Church World Service to work in a beginning ESL class. They also participated in a workshop on teaching ESL. At another event, Duke students tried learning Thai to help destabilize them a bit and... Read More »

Education Students Work with Elementary School Children

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Students from David Malone and Jan Riggsbee's Education 111 freshmen seminar worked with students at George Watts Elementary. Here are some photos of the projects the Duke/Watts teams of "buddies" produced.        

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.)