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U.S. Programs Open House

Tuesday, January 16
Rubenstein Library 153

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It’s not too late to consider a DukeEngage program in the U.S. for 2018!

Take advantage of one of your final chances to learn more about these programs, and get your questions answered by program leaders and former students before the January 23 application deadline. All U.S. programs will be represented.

“How to Apply” General Info Sessions

We offer general info sessions each fall to provide a broad overview of DukeEngage and the application process. The info sessions will cover the differences between group programs and independent projects, answer FAQs about the application process, and include opportunities to chat with previous student participants. We hope to see you there! Remember, these general sessions are a prelude to the program-specific info sessions in October, where you’ll be able to meet program leaders and ask them specific questions.

September 2017

Thursday 9/21- 4:30pm, East Duke 209

Friday 9/29 – 4:30pm, Physics 130

October 2017

Wednesday 10/4 – 4:30pm, Soc Psy 130

Friday 10/13 – 4:30pm, East Duke 209

DukeEngage Month: Program-Specific Info Sessions

Learn more about specific group programs and independent projects during the month of October. Thirty-minute information sessions about each program provide an opportunity to meet program leaders, ask questions, and hear from students who participated in previous years. In Independent Project sessions, past participants will talk about how their projects were developed, and share their work.

Week 1: Science, Health, and Engineering*

Tuesday 10/3, Bio Sci 130 (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Promoting public health and human services in New Orleans, LA
  • 5:45 – Empowering girls through education and health in Kenya (WISER)
  • 8:00 – Improving health care by repairing medical equipment in Tanzania and Uganda (Engineering World Health)

Wednesday 10/4 (after How to Apply session), Soc Psy 130 (Add to calendar)

Week 2: Economics and Sustainability*

Wednesday 10/11, East Duke 204B (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Comparing approaches to community-based economic development in Durham, NC / Durham, UK
  • 5:45 – Implementing entrepreneurial solutions in rural communities in Guatemala 
  • 6:30 – Developing workforce skills and conserving the forest environment in Chile

Thursday 10/12, East Duke 204B (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Independent Projects –  Panel Presentations and How to Apply
  • 5:45 – Addressing challenges in sustainable urban development in Seattle, WA
  • 6:30 – Conservation and urban environmentalism in Portland, OR
  • 7:15 – Rebuilding community through innovation and entrepreneurship in Detroit, MI
  • 8:00 – Restoring and conserving tropical resources and habitats in Costa Rica

Week 3: Migration and Human Rights*

Tuesday 10/17, Perkins 118 (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Advocating for women’s rights through action, policy and research in New York City, NY
  • 5:45 – Strengthening immigrant communities and promoting social justice in Miami, FL
  • 6:30 – Independent Projects – Panel Presentations and How to Apply
  • 7:15 – Preparing young people in the Middle East for higher education in Lebanon
  • 8:00 – Enhancing youth culture and stemming youth flight in remote areas in Togo

Wednesday 10/18, East Duke 204B (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Supporting women and children in indigenous communities in Peru
  • 5:45 – Race and justice in the post-apartheid era in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 6:30 – Supporting local development in the changing Middle East in Jordan
  • 7:15 – Addressing human rights and the global refugee crisis in Serbia
  • 8:00 – Restoring and sustaining ecological diversity in Kauai, HI

Thursday 10/19, Perkins 218 (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Supporting homeless LGBTQ youth in San Francisco, CA
  • 5:45 – Exploring migration and border issues in the American southwest in Tucson, AZ
  • 6:30 – Teaching and working with refugee and migrant youth in Korea
  • 7:15 – Responding to the global refugee crisis in Ireland

Week 4: Arts, Education, and Empowerment*

Tuesday 10/24, East Duke 204A (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Addressing social inequities by advocating for children and families in Boston, MA
  • 5:45 – Supporting children and families through education, law and policy in Charlotte, NC
  • 6:30 – Documenting community development and contemporary issues in Rwanda
  • 7:15 – Fostering learning through pictures, participation and problem solving in Tanzania (LTP)

Wednesday 10/25, East Duke 204B (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Serving men and women with disabilities in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 5:45 – Educating and equipping women and children for financial independence in Ahmedabad, India
  • 6:30 – Independent Projects – Panel Presentations and How to Apply
  • 7:15 – Building infrastructure and teaching youth in Vietnam

Thursday 10/26, East Duke 204B (Add to calendar)

  • 5:00 – Empowering youth as agents of social change in Cape Verde
  • 5:45 – Enriching the lives of children through arts education in Zhuhai, China
  • 6:30 – Increasing opportunities for women and children in Kochi, India
  • 7:15 – Developing and promoting coastal conservation efforts in Thailand

* Note that most programs address multiple themes, and that the programs presenting in a given week may not be the only ones that incorporate the weekly theme.

“How to Apply” sessions are general overviews of DukeEngage and the application process. Program-specific sessions give you the chance to hear from leaders and former participants of the programs that most interest you. We encourage you to make time for both.

Bagels and Coffee with U.S. Community Partners

In late November, DukeEngage community partners from around the globe traveled to Duke for our biannual Community Partner Conference. On Thursday, November 30th, we provided an opportunity for those considering US-based programs to meet potential partners and hear about their experiences with former students:

Bagels and Coffee with US Community Partners

Thursday, November 30th, 9:30-10:30 AM

Sanford 201

Bring a friend and drop-in to hear stories, ask questions, and be inspired by these amazing community leaders offering to mentor you. Partners from Boston, Detroit, Durham, Kauai, San Francisco, and Seattle may be in attendance.

DukeEngage month schedule

Ask a guiDE!

Have more questions? Want to ask a student who has participated in the program? Talk to one of the members of our DukeEngage guiDE group.

Click here for a complete list of guiDEs