Help Shape Durham's Future + This Week's Top 10

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Happy Friday --

Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it. As always, let us know if you have any questions.  

Do you want to be "in the know" of what's going on in Durham Communities? Follow Durham Community Engagement on Facebook!

Wishing you health and happiness! 

Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

P.S. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, they can do so at https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/interests. 


This Week's Top 10

1. Early Voting Sites Now Open

2. Bus Routes To The Polls

3. Volunteer TODAY! Help Get Voters To The Polls

4. Engage Durham Seeks Youth and Adult Ambassadors

5. How to: Celebrate Halloween and Fall Events Safely

6. New! FREE Covid-19 Testing Sites

7. Books Provided for DPS Students & Staff

8. Youth Voting Throughout Durham

9. DPSF-Accelerating Digital Equity School Fund

10. Special Education Resources for Your Child

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Finding My Center-Oxford Manor

    
Staff recently partnered with Colors of Yoga to provide classes to the residents in Oxford Manor. The instructor started with a discussion about what yoga looks like to them, led the students through beginner yoga poses while music played and ended the class with a brief meditation. I look forward to the physical distancing friendly activities we bring to the community during these times.  
Did the dental truck in the back catch your eye? Here's the website to check them out. They were rolling through DHA communities this week. 

Share Your Virtual Learning Experience + Top 10

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Good afternoon --

Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it. As always, let us know if you have any questions.  

Do you want to be "in the know" of what's going on in Durham Communities? Follow Durham Community Engagement on Facebook!

Wishing you health and happiness! 

Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

P.S. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, they can do so at https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/interests. 


This Week's Top 10

1. DPS Home Delivery Sign Up

2. Resuming Bulky Trash Pick Ups

3. Community-Rooted Partners Development Course

4. State of North Carolina Virtual Career Expo

5. Hope for NC Helpline

6. Having Trouble Paying your Water Bill?

7. Free 2020 Census Yard Signs

8. Drive-Thru Testing Sites for Kids

9. Share Your Virtual Learning Experience

10. Food Relief Volunteer Opportunities

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CRP Development Program Registration

Click here to register: Community Rooted Partners Development Program Registration 

The Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services (NIS) will host a series of FREE classes to educate community groups and organizations on the City of Durham's contracting processes and to inform these organizations on how to become a formal Community-Rooted Partner for engaging Durham's historically under-served neighborhoods and underrepresented communities.

  • Registration will be open through Wednesday, September 23
  • If you have questions, an informational session will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 4 pm to 6 pm via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2753417588
  • Classes begin Thursday September 24 and conclude Thursday October 29
  • Classes are held once a week online for two hours 

Topics to be discussed:

  • How to respond to the City’s requests for proposals (RFPs) 
  • The role of a Community-Rooted Partner
  • How to successfully navigate Community Engagement Consulting systems and processes as a community-rooted partner (Project Management and Storytelling)

Open Seat on Durham City Council + This Week's Top 10

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Good afternoon Alexis --

Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it. As always, let us know if you have any questions.  

Do you want to be "in the know" of what's going on in Durham Communities? Follow Durham Community Engagement on Facebook!

Wishing you health and happiness! 

Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

P.S. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, they can do so at https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/interests. 


This Week's Top 10

1. Spotlight on Census Tract 9.00 

2. FYI: Census Workers- On Their Way 

3. Low-Income Individuals & Families- Contact CARES NC for Help

4. DPS Families: Questions about Chromebooks? 

5.  Apply for the District 3 Vacancy on the Durham City Council 

6. COVID: Questions? Call the Hotline 

7. Paid Opportunities for Youth

8. COVID: How do face coverings work? 

9. Friendly Watershed Academy

10. Donate to the Hygiene & Cleaning Supply Drive at Durham County

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COVID-19 Neighborhood Partnership Grants-Morning Glory Apartments

The Morning Glory resident group, Twilight Senior Club, is the Community Engagement COVID-19 Neighborhood Grant Program's first recipient!
The Community Engagement Team partnered with Community Health Coalition to provide blood pressure monitors and goodie bags to 20 Morning Glory residents. Each resident had their blood pressure checked and received training on their new monitor by a CHC medial professional. The CHC team can now monitor the resident's blood pressure without doing face-to-face contact.
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Family Outing:Explore Rock Quarry Park

Our Durham Community Engagement team continues to make things possible for our Durham families. Equitable Community Engagement is very important to our team. We do what we can to break down barriers and allow all Durham residents to experience what Durham has to offer.
These past two weekends have been filled with fun. The Community Engagement team partnered with
Bike Durham,Durham Bike Co-op,Durham Fire Department,GoDurham,and Durham Police Department to provide transportation and bikes for some of our Durham families.
If you need to get some fresh air, check out some of the trails Durham has to offer. Click on this link to see what parks or trails are close to you. https://durhamnc.gov/1031/Durham-Bike-Hike-Map (Photo Credit:Tony Ryan,DFD)
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Kids Voting Art Challenge + This Week's + 10

Good evening --

Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it. As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Do you want to be "in the know" of what's going on in Durham Communities? Follow Durham Community Engagement on Facebook!

Wishing you health and happiness!

-Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team


This Week's Top 10

1. Be Counted in the 2020 Census

2. Thanks for Keeping Your Mask On!

3. Households & COVID-19

4. Backpack Drive-Thru

5. Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP)

6. Kids Voting

7. Flash Flooding 

8. Emergency Kits

9. Extreme Heat

10. Youth Textline

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Racial Equity Task Force Recommendations + This Weeks' Top 10

Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it.

Do you want to be "in the know" of what's going on in Durham Communities? Add Durham Community Engagement on Facebook to stay up-to-date! https://www.facebook.com/Durham-Community-Engagement-111955780585641/

And as always, let us know if you have any questions. 

Wishing you health and happiness! 

-Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

P.S. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, they can do so at https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/interests 


This Week’s Top 10

  1. Racial Equity Task Force Recommendations
  2. Tips for Staying Safe 
  3. Looking for COVID-19 Testing?
  4. If You Test Postive...
  5. Health and Safety Checklist
  6. Share the Why: Census Challenge! (and follow us on Facebook!) 
  7. Free Cooking Classes 
  8. DPS: Exceptional Children Services
  9. Evacuation Plan
  10. What do you think? Our Future Transit Plan
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Masks for NonProfits + This week's + 8

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Here's a roundup of important information for this week. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it. As always, let us know if you have any questions.  

Wishing you health and happiness! 

Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

P.S. If anyone else would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, they can do so at https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/interests 


This Week’s Top 8

  1. Nonprofits: Request Masks from Durham County
  2. DPS: Apply for Ignite Online Academy 
  3. DPS: Apply for Meal Benefits
  4. COVID-19:Updated List of Symptoms 
  5. COVID-19 Myths & Facts 
  6. COVID-19 Prevention, Testing, and Medical Care (Webinar in Spanish)
  7. Family Summer Learning with Explore Durham
  8. Have you completed yours? 2020 CENSUS 
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