Outreach Organizations

Carla Peake goes through the Center For Hope’s food stores after the storm. Even when the shelves are filled, the food goes quickly. Peake says it takes upwards of fifty cans of green beans for a single meal.
    Staff Photo by Zach Potter

Coming in from the cold at the Durham Rescue Mission

When resident William Spencer left his friend’s house at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 to catch the bus, he expected to be back at the Durham Rescue Mission’s Center for Hope in 30 minutes. He had no idea what the light snowfall would soon become. An hour later, when the bus still had not arrived, he decided to make… Read more →

TROSA resident Genna Vega (left) prepares to strike a ball held up by Duke volleyball player Alyse Whitaker. Vega, a TROSA resident whose niece played volleyball at Duke, participated in the Duke volleyball clinic on Jan. 31, 2014.

Duke volleyball makes recovery a team sport

Jolene Nagel stood by the net, dressed in a royal blue Duke jacket and holding a whistle in her hand. As Friday’s late afternoon light filtered through the gym windows, Nagel, Duke’s volleyball coach, peered at the attentive faces surrounding her. This was a different crowd, yet a familiar one. “What we’re going to try to do is go through… Read more →

Otis Lyons smiles while listening to the audition for Ridin wit' Joe Crack on Saturday afternoon at the Durham Country Main Library. (Staff photo by Melissa Key)

Former gang leader campaigns for change

  Once a drug dealer and the leader of a Durham gang, Otis Lyons now leads a movement called Campaign 4 Change to stop young people from falling into his former lifestyle. “A lot of kids that’s acting up they tell people that’s trying to help, ‘You don’t understand. You don’t live my life. You don’t walk in my shoes’…they… Read more →

Preserving Durham's historical heritage, one house at a time

Preserving Durham’s historical heritage, one house at a time

No matter how big or small, there’s a story to be told behind the door of every old house in a neighborhood. “All my life I have always liked old houses,” said Denise Harrison, a Durham homeowner and board member of Preservation Durham, a historical preservation society. Her affinity for houses is clear: Harrison has rehabilitated four residential properties in… Read more →