Non-profits

NCCU’s 100 Black Men help feed homeless at Durham Rescue Mission

By Homer Fennell

November 13, 2016

  On a warm, breezy Wednesday afternoon the Durham Rescue Mission welcomed students from North Carolina Central University’s 100 Black Men organization who came to work serving residents in the Mission’s cafeteria. When they arrived about 30 minutes before dinner at the Hope Center, the 12 young men from Central found a warm and inviting […]

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It’s not Just a bank… It’s a diaper bank

By Travon Wallace

October 7, 2016

  You don’t normally associate the word diaper with bank, but that’s not the case here in Durham where Michelle Old made her diaper bank dream a reality. Michelle Old, the Founder of “Diaper Bank of North Carolina”, says that the diaper bank was started back in 2013 on a kitchen table, after she and […]

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Durham’s youth mentors balance family with a labor of love

By Jordan Wilkie

October 5, 2016

  In the past week, Black Lives Matter activists on the streets of Charlotte, Hillary Clinton on the presidential debate stage, and student protestors at Durham’s Jordan High School all brought attention to the opportunity gap that they say leaves young black and brown people in thin air, without support. In Durham, Carlton Koonce and […]

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TROSA to break ground on Comprehensive Care Center, Oct. 13

By Jimmy Wylie

  An old, remodeled forklift shed, just barely 2,000 square feet, is where the residents of TROSA — Triangle Residential Option for Substance Abusers, receive their health care. TROSA is a two-year rehabilitation program. The program provides substance abuse treatment, counseling, vocational training, room and board at no cost to the residents. The resident population […]

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SEEDS embraces changes for new year

By Riley Turner and Meredith Wilson

September 21, 2016

  As SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces) approaches its annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22, the nonprofit organization reviews this past year and what changes it can make to better serve its ever-changing community. “We can do many things, or one thing really well,” said Laurel Shulman, operations manager of SEEDS. “We […]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham expands to Chapel Hill

By Brenna Elmore

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Durham not only provides the Durham community with the care its children need, but also now is reaching a helping hand to the Chapel Hill community. Up until recently, the small Chapel Hill club at Northside Elementary was under the umbrella of the Boys and Girls Clubs of […]

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VOICE kicks off new semester with site visit

By jock

The fall 2016 Durham VOICE kicked off its eighth year with its traditional Durham community orientation tour and site visit, Sat., Sept. 10. With the slogan of “Our Community. Our Times, Our Voices,” the Durham VOICE is a collaborative effort between the journalism program at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. Central University. Launched in September 2009, […]

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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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