Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program + September's Top 10 News
Here's a roundup of important information this September. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it.
This month, we're exploring stories from Durham College as part of the Our Community Stories video series. This event will take place Friday, September 24 at noon. RSVP and register for the Zoom link.
As always, let us know if you have any questions.
Wishing you health and happiness!
-Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team
This Month's Top 10
Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
SRO Youth Listening Sessions
Our Community Stories: Durham College
Our Community Stories are conversations with recent and longtime residents of predominately Black and African American communities in Durham. This month highlights Durham College. RSVP for the Zoom session on Friday, September 24 at noon. Don't forget past recordings are available.
Excel - StepUp Durham Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
In Durham’s Guaranteed Income Pilot or Excel, 115 formerly-incarcerated individuals will be randomly selected to receive an unconditional, cash transfer of $500 per month. The pilot will last one year. Read more about the project and fill out the pre-screening form to be added to an interest list.
Paid Opportunties for Queer Young People of Color
Calling Queer-identified people of color ages 15-29: get paid to share media about your lived experiences. Email [email protected] for more information.
Durham Celebrates MED Week Oct. 4-8
The Bull City observes an all-virtual 2021 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week during October 4-8. MED Week celebrates the achievements of minority entrepreneurs. This year's programming includes a series of virtual events - see the listings and register online by October 1.
How to Help Afghan Refugees
The Triangle is welcoming Afghan refugees, and CWS Durham lists some ways you can help. See ways to take action to help.
Call for Artists
There's multiple opportunities for artists in Durham! Including: Art for the Durham Convention & Arts Complex, emerging artist grants, and a Carolina Woman Magazine photo contest. Check the Durham Arts Council website for a list of all the opportunities.
Keeping It All Together During COVID - Mental Health Webinar
COVID is stressful!! Sign up for a mental health webinar on September 30 at 6 p.m. Mental health provider and mother Dr. Nicole Imbraguglio will share tips on how to take care of our mental health; father and physician Dr. Tom Wenger will answer any questions about COVID and the vaccine. Spanish language interpretation will be available.
Register for as many sessions as you like in a six-week discussion group for Black parents and guardians. The sessions are on Wednesdays, running until Oct 6. Remaining sessions are: 9/22 - Interest Awareness; 9/29 - Multicultural Navigation; and 10/6 - Social Justice.