Durham's Federal CARES Act Survey + This Week's Top 10
Happy Monday, Friend --
1. Durham's Federal CARES Act Funds- What's Important to YOU?
How should the City of Durham spend $1.5 million in federal CARES Act funding to help our residents & businesses in Durham? Take this quick online survey by January 20 to share your thoughts. - English: EnglishDurhamCares2021 - En Espaῆol: SpanishDurhamCares2021
2. Keep Durham Beautiful's Bulb Blitz 2021
Bulb Blitz 2021 is here! We are offering FREE FLOWER BULBS to Durham groups including: neighborhoods, community gardens, faith-based organizations, garden clubs, schools, and civic groups. Register to receive your bulbs here: http://ow.ly/einm50D6oh0.
3. Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine- Sign Up Today
If you’re age 65 or older, you can schedule your appointment for your vaccine from beginning TODAY! Appointments start on Tuesday, Jan. 19th. Click this link for more information: https://www.dconc.gov
4. Innovate Durham 2021 Cohort Application
Calling local startups & entrepreneurs! Applications are now open for the next Innovate Durham cohort. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to test your startup ideas with us & Deadline is Feb. 15 to apply. Details here: https://durhamnc.gov/3165/Innovate-Durham
5. National Day of Racial Healing- Community Discussion
6. FREE Live Tree Disposal Options
Don't let your live tree become a fire hazard. Now that the holidays are over, visit http://durhamnc.gov/tree for all of the free ways you can dispose of your tree from now until Feb. 6.
7. The City of Durham is HIRING!
Are you ready for a new job in Durham? Join our local government team & start your public service career with us! Visit https://durhamnc.gov/1473/Careers to view all of our current job openings & application process.
8. Parent & Family Advocacy Training Program
PFAST is a fun, no-cost training that explains how to navigate the public school system. During the training the Durham Cooperative Extension will talk about a different themes related to how to transform the educational experience for your child. To register for the class, visit: https://go.ncsu.edu/pfast2021
9. HOPE4NC- Your Mental Health Matters
Sometimes, the stress of life can leave you feeling hopeless and alone and you may not know where to turn. With support and someone to listen, you can find a way through. Hope4NC is here to connect you with the help you need, whenever you need it. Click the link for more information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov
10. The Thriving Community Fund's Townhall
Thriving Community Fund, a collaboration working to prevent the collapse of black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) owned food businesses in North Carolina during the pandemic, has been raising $100,000 to pilot a community developed model of equitable financing. Join them January 21st from 6PM-7:30PM. Click this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com
This newsletter and past newsletters are also available on our website. https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/news
Your Community Engagement Team