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.
DukeEngage provides funding for Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive (minimum of eight weeks) service experience by meeting a community need locally, domestically or internationally. DukeEngage was launched in 2007 through the establishment of a $30 million endowment from The Duke Endowment and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program has benefited from the additional support of a growing number of generous and devoted alumni and friends. Since the program began, more than 1000 Duke students have participated.
For more information, visit the DukeEngage website.
The DukeEngage Cairo program was launched in 2008. Students in the program volunteer at NGOs and local service organizations during the week and have intensive Arabic instruction in the evenings. Cultural activities, site visits, and meetings with local officials and leaders complement student placements and deepen understanding of factors that shape cultural life and civic engagement in the host country.
DukeEngage Cairo 2011 participants are very excited to be here the summer after the Arab Spring. We look forward to discussing the revolution with Egyptians and listening to their opinions. We have several projects planned to document the stories of those we encounter in our short time here.