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One Million Hours Served by DukeEngage:
Thanks a Million!

During the summer of 2015, DukeEngage placed more than 430 undergraduate volunteers in host communities in the U.S. and around the world. At some point in late June or early July … one of those students served DukeEngage’s millionth hour in the field.

DukeEngage empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad.

The program provides one-time funding for Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive (minimum of eight weeks) service experience by meeting a community need locally, in the U.S. or internationally.

To celebrate the million-hour milestone, DukeEngage hosted an invitation-only networking reception and photo awards ceremony on September 21, 2015, at the Nasher Art Museum at Duke University. Program alumni – students, staff and faculty who played a role the program at some point since its inception in 2007 – were invited to attend, along with many DukeEngage supporters from the larger Duke and Durham communities.

See the Photo Find winners here.

It might have happened at a nonprofit in Detroit, Michigan.

It might have happened at a middle school in Beijing, China.

It might have happened in hospital for rescued sea turtles on the beach in Dalyan, Turkey.

In fact, it might have happened in any one of the 18 U.S. cities or 39 international communities that DukeEngage participants partnered with this summer.