We had a wonderful time celebrating with our 2023 graduates. Thank you to all who participated in this special event. Congratulations, graduates!
During the September 18, 2023, City Council Meeting at 7:00 PM. The graduates of our Community Partners Development Course Certificate Program will be recognized as they graduate! This event marks the completion of months of hard work and dedication by our participants as they receive their well-deserved certificates.
The 2nd Community Partner Development Course Certificate Program was offered in 2023. Over six months of classes, 12 amazing community members enhanced their ability to advance equitable community engagement and access the resources necessary for this hard work.
Congratulations to Andres Tunubala, Anita Scott Neville, Aya Shabu, Eric Dozier, Henry Capers, Jenna Meehan, Jessica Lopez, Kaleisha Council, MyiShanka McMillian, Safiyyah Elahi, Vann Lowery Jr., and Vannessa Mason Evans!
Click here to check out the Community Partner Development Course Certificate Program on our YouTube channel Bull City Today!
My life has been complex, and I have presented challenges, difficult moments, and situations in which I have felt trapped or guilty. However, it is important to remember that life has also offered me opportunities for growth, improvement, and happiness. And I know that with the ultimate power, we can change a little piece of our world.
Community organizing is the key to building a prosperous and equitable future, where all members of the community come together to promote positive change and improve the quality of life for all.
Anita Scott Neville
"Service is my business, my only business"
Proposal sentence: "This proposal is infused with a promise to promote and preserve all things Hayti".
Aya Shabu is the Lead Conductor and Creator of Whistle Stop Tours LLC, using her creativity to protect and embody the genius of Black neighborhoods and Durham's community ancestors.
Whistle Stop Tours' will repurpose Hayti's past, paving new pathways to the vibrancy of its future.
My name is Eric Dozier, and I would describe myself as hard-working, driven, fearless, the type of person who takes ownership of situations, and someone who is not afraid of a difficult challenge. With my proposal, I am committed to creating inclusive spaces, promoting mental well-being, and fostering a sense of unity among community members through the power of music.
The GRAD DAD program is an initiative for Black or Latinx Males/ Fathers interested in short-term academic advancement. This program will guide Fathers through one of the Short-Term Certificate programs at Durham Technical Community College. By participating in this program, Black and Brown fathers of the Durham community will achieve additional career growth and personal development, build on their future goals, and obtain valuable skills in a new career.
Jenna Meehan is an autistic and ADHD occupational therapist, disability justice advocate, and community organizer working with their organizations, BE ME Occupational Therapy and All Neurotypes, to grow neurodiversity-affirming support and spaces.
Her proposal aims to grow sustainability for All Neurotypes disability justice-centered summer camps.
Program for kids with Down Syndrome / Resources for Latino families.
Kaleisha Council, a compassionate humanitarian, is dedicated to creating positive change and building community. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Sistahs Who Care, Inc. (SWC), a non-profit organization that uplifts individuals in need by providing essential resources and engaging activities.
My proposed project is to create an engaging and empowering space for women who have experienced homelessness. The aim is to build a safe space where they can share their stories, uplift one another, and be provided with valuable resources to help rebuild their lives.
Meet Mya McMillan, a force to be reckoned with in the realms of Education, Mental Health, Business Ownership, Science, and Entrepreneurship. With an impressive 17-year career, Mya's journey has been one of relentless pursuit, driven by her unwavering passion to impact the hearts of youth.
“a groundbreaking youth program, The Haven 360 Project, designed to inspire and empower young minds during non-school hours to go beyond academics, fostering youth’s passion, holistic growth, life skills, and STEAM education.”
Former at-risk youth who transformed my life through the empowering support of community programs; now dedicated to paying it forward by uplifting and empowering youth to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
Vann Lowery Jr.
GentleMen Care is a program that will provide a safe and inclusive space for men of all ages. To create a community that fosters resilience, self-awareness, and empowerment through accessible programs. Through a holistic approach via mental health and mentorship programs aimed at boys and men facing mental health challenges seeking positive role models.
Vannessa Mason Evans
I'm a community advocate, activist, and business owner with the hopes of seeing other BIPOC become entrepreneurs within an underserved Black neighborhood.
Sentence about your proposal: Forty Acres & A Mule LLC is creating a BIPOC business hub to help grow future entrepreneurs and generational wealth within the community through equitable engagement.