Together, the Program in Education and the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs support two initiatives that provide Duke students enrolled in Education courses with meaningful, structured service learning experiences in the local schools and community centers. Partners for Success and the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership After-School Tutoring Programs provide placements, training, and ongoing support for Duke undergraduates serving as literacy and math tutors.
These programs engage Duke students in the local community and encourage Duke students to deepen their understanding of current trends and issues in public education. The goal is to increase Durham Public Schools students’ motivation to learn, self-confidence, and preparation for end-of-grade tests. Each year, approximately 400 Duke undergraduates serve as tutors in the local schools and community centers.