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The guiDE program provides DukeEngage alumni a pathway to continue their commitment to service and civic engagement by providing leadership, mentorship and service opportunities that support wider DukeEngage efforts on campus and beyond.




DukeEngage Partner Organization: The Lower East Side Girls Club

Major: Psychology

Contact Bianca:

Bianca is a Junior from Monticello, Arkansas. She is currently studying Psychology with a minor in Chemistry. After Duke, she plans on taking a gap year, and applying for Medical School. On campus she is involved in: Duke Fashion Exchange, DevilsGate, Cardea Fellows Program, and Duke LIFE. Outside of school-work she enjoys hanging out with friends, eating good food, watching RomComs, and reading good books.

Bianca’s Six Word Story describing her experience:

The STRENGTH of women of color.

Resource Guide for DukeEngage New York City, NY

Following her summer working with The Lower East Side Girls Club, Bianca developed the following list of resources for students who are interested in that program — or similar programs.

Ovarian Psychos – this is a film about a biker club of Latina women in Los Angeles. It brings the ability to see how flawed descriptions of certain things are i.e. calling it a gang because it only contains women of color. Also, it shows strong women standing up for their beliefs.

Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List – the film shows various areas that will be prominent while living near Washington Square Park in NYC, and it’s interesting to see areas you’ll become accustomed to. It also helps to understand that you’ll be able to learn your way around even if it confusing at first.

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence – A non-profit organization focused on ending domestic violence and work with survivors.

Tropical Picken Chicken – Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban restaurant that serves food similar to what I ate when those I worked with cooked for me.