Non-profits

ReCity working to re-write Durham’s story

By Bruce Wilkerson and Yusuf Shah

April 27, 2016

These days, turning an old space into a useful environment is the story of Durham. It has happened to the Golden Belt Building (home to the VOICE), which once produced tobacco products, and the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park, which once was an African-American school on the West End. Similarly, ReCity […]

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SEEDS Hosts 8th Annual Pie Social

By Bennett Sprinkle

April 22, 2016

Lots of pies will help send a group of young people from Durham across the country to learn about sustainable urban farming, environmental awareness and social accountability. SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, Inc)  is hosting its 8th Annual Pie Social on May 21 to raise money for the DIG (Durham Inner-City Gardeners) youth […]

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All fun and ga(y)mes: QueerNC gives teens a safe space to connect

By Candice Craig

April 20, 2016

Durham teens have responded to House Bill 2, better known as the “bathroom bill”. “Durham was one of the most progressive cities in North Carolina, as far as extending rights to the LGBTQ community,” said Nick Buchser, a youth programs coordinator for Raleigh’s QueerNC. “HB2 took away all of that.” With House Bill 2, or […]

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Straight Talk Support Group aims to educate about incarceration

By Cole McCauley

Prison – a place where everyone has on the same outfit, schedules are followed to the second and people live every day not knowing exactly when they’ll get out. But even if somebody is returned to freedom, getting incorporated into society after years behind bars isn’t exactly easy. People who have been granted freedom face […]

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Reduce, reuse, expand? The Scrap Exchange celebrates 25 years

By Bradley Saacks

 Welcome to Ann May Woodward’s “alternative universe.” The executive director of The Scrap Exchange, a reuse artistic smorgasbord at 2050 Chapel Hill Rd. by the Lakewood Shopping Center, couldn’t help but be happy with the somewhat chaotic, yet consistently sustainable scene that surrounded her on April 16. The Scrap Exchange celebrated its 25 anniversary with its […]

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Swapping food for community engagement

By Tanner Boggs

  Bull City Food Swap, organized by Erin Urquhart, is set to make its debut at Fullsteam Brewery on May 9. This will be the first such event to take place in the Triangle area. Urquhart first came up with the idea of holding food swap events when living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Inspired by […]

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New spring break opportunities for East Durham kids

By Candice Craig

April 6, 2016

While one mother leisurely planned a spring break trip with her children, another frantically searched for child care. Every year Dajuana Parker, a single mother from Raleigh, takes a trip with her son on his spring break. This year the two took a trip to London with a couple of other family friends. While Parker […]

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Two women, one cause, and one special night

By Montreka Williams

March 30, 2016

  With prom season approaching, many young girls are planning and obsessing over one of the most memorable nights of their lives. However, the reality is that this very night isn’t always a possibility for some girls, as the expenses for prom can be a strain on the finances of their families. “Prom is an […]

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Watering SEEDs with rainwater

By Ebony Sain

March 25, 2016

SEEDS is at it again with giving back to the community. This time SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces, Inc.) chose a unique route with rainwater. Previous garden manager Bekah Resnick came up with a plan to recycle rainwater about five years ago. The current barrels sit in the front of the lot next […]

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StartUP Durham brings opportunities

By Justice Davis

  The Courtney Jordan Group is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities to people with great ideas, through its program, StartUP Durham. “Providing viable solutions for our society’s issues here in Durham is that the wealth disparity in Durham is so great and being able to give services or opportunities to people […]

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