*Join this year's final class (via Zoom), on Monday, July 25, 6pm-9pm, to see presentations from each student about their proposal for a community engagement project. (Click here to register.)*

The City of Durham Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services and the North Carolina Central University are partnering to offer the Community Partner Development Course Certificate Program 

  • Vision: Course participants are prepared to lead engagement that results in the changes communities want to see.  
  • Mission: The City of Durham and NCCU work together to invest in ongoing education and relationships with communities, who have been harmed by decision-making processes. 

Who is this course forCurrent and future community leaders 

Goal of the coursePrepare course participants to lead engagement that results in the changes communities want to see.  

What will the course cover? 4 Modules: 

  • - Role of Community Partners in Equitable Community Engagement
  • - How to build strong community groups
  • - How to partner with the City for engagement
  • - How to access funding to support engagement

More information about the Course: 

  • - 12 Classes (3 hours each)
  • - Held 2nd & 4th Mondays, February - July 2022
  • - Held online 
  • - City of Durham residents
  • - Free to course participants. Funded by the City of Durham. 

Course CoFacilitators: 

Learn about the 12 students in our inaugural 2022 class.

More Information about the Course

  • - This 12-week Course will support the needs of our region by establishing a structured relationship for effectively involving the community in decision making, problem solving, and continuous improvement through information sharing, collaboration, and partnerships. 
  • - We seek to assemble a diverse group of participants and class environment that is as accessible and inclusive as possible. 
  • - This is a pilot program. Based on this year's success, we are tentatively planning to offer another course in 2023. 

For more information, contact Laura Biediger at [email protected]  

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