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End Adultification Bias

Tutors: This short video is IMPORTANT in the work that we hope to do and our everyday interactions. “Black girls are often viewed as older than their peers. This video explains ‘adultification bias’ and highlights some of the stories discussed by Black women and girls during focus-group research conducted by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity.”

Here’s the full report and website.


Civic Engagement Certificate

Attention Tutors:

As students participating in America Reads America Counts (ARAC), I wanted to let you know your service in the community can fulfill requirements in the Civic Engagement Social Change certificate. This experiential certificate provides students with the opportunity to carve a pathway in the classroom and in the community to deepen learning and to develop relevant skills to effect change in the world.

Requirements for the certificate include a gateway course, two electives offered across departments and disciplines and a capstone. Additionally, students complete two community-based experiences to build skills and develop a deeper understanding of issues and the organizations working to address them (ARAC counts toward these community-based experiences).

Please consider learning more about the certificate by emailing me (quynhchi.vo@duke.edu) or reaching out to Eric Mlyn. You can also apply to enroll in the certificate before the semester ends. We hope the certificate provides you with the pathway you need to continue to do good work well in the world.


Uplifting Books for Young People

“Let these 2018 titles affirm, inspire and galvanize the young people in your life. “

Two rows of four books, "A Very Large Expanse of Sea, "Hurricane Child," "Girls Resist," "Go Show the World," "My So-Called Bollywood Life," "Drawn Together," The Poet X," "Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop."

From L to R: “A Very Large Expanse of Sea” (HarperCollins), “Hurricane Child” (Scholastic), “Girls Resist!” (Quirk Books), “Go Show the World” (Penguin Random House), “My So-Called Bollywood Life” (Penguin Random House), “Drawn Together” (Disney-Hyperion)


Bass Connection Opportunity: Bull City Community Schools

University-assisted Community Schools (2019-2020)

Community schools bring together academics, social services and youth development under one roof, leading to improved learning, stronger families and healthier communities. To support community schools, Durham Public Schools and its stakeholders address many challenges surrounding equitable school experiences and outcomes. To respond to these challenges, Bull City Community Schools Partnership was formed as a grassroots effort to transform schools.

This project aims to establish an equitable and sustaining partnership between Durham-based universities and Durham Public Schools. Establishing such a partnership requires universities to be active listeners, willing to learn from those currently and historically engaged in work surrounding public education.

Students can apply using our online application. Applications are due by February 15 at 5:00 p.m.


College Advising Corps: Are you graduating this year and looking for another meaningful opportunity?

The 2019-2020 Duke College Advising Corps Application NOW OPEN!

Priority Admissions Deadline: Sunday, January 13th

The Duke College Advising Corps places exceptional recent Duke undergraduate alums (’17, ’18, ’19) from ALLfields of study in central North Carolina high schools as near-peer college advisers to lead low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. Advisers serve the entire school year, with the possibility of extending their term of service for an additional year. New staff will start their 2019-2020 year of service with a mandatory 4-week training in Durham, NC (July-August), and begin working at Duke CAC partner high schools in early August.

Upon completion of a term of service, Advisers are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps monetary award for loan repayment or future graduate education. Duke CAC alumni are currently enrolled in graduate programs for medicine, law, business, public administration, fine arts and education, as well as employed in a variety of sectors across the country.

Interested in learning more about the program or talking to a current adviser, please contact Duke CAC Program Director: Girija Mahajan at gm95@duke.edu.

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