Continuing The Conversation on Racial Healing + This Week's Top 10

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Happy Monday --

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.  

There's still time to sign up for this month's Our Community Stories: The Bottom. This event will take place February 26th at noon. Learn more by clicking on this link: https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/events

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. NIS' Human Relations 18th Annual Women's Forum

2. Celebration of Black Artistry in Neighborhoods Project

3. FREE RIDE To Get Your Vaccination!

4. Continuing the Conversation of Racial Healing 

5. Participatory Budgeting Grants are NOW LIVE

6. Durham's FUSE Corps Fellowship Opportunities

7. Multilingual Immigrant and Refugee Virtual Town Hall

8. Youth Listening Project, COMPLETE!

9. Do You Need a Lawyer?

10. Maternal and Child Health Virtual Program

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Thank You for Attending- Racial Healing Community Discussion

 

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Good morning Friend --

"It is not the responsibility of one person, one group, or even one organization to drive this work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful, and moving experiences, and pursue this journey together. Through racial healing, we can all forge deep, meaningful relationships, lay the groundwork to transform broken systems, and create a world in which, together, we are a new force for positive change." - Healourcommunities.org

Thank you for joining our National Day of Racial Healing event. It was our pleasure to facilitate this community discussion with many of our Durham neighbors. We thank you for being vulnerable in sharing your thoughts and feelings around racial trauma and healing. As promised, we rounded up the resources our neighbors shared in the chat during our discussion...

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Durham's Federal CARES Act Survey + This Week's Top 10

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Happy Monday, Friend --

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. Durham's Federal CARES Act Funds- What's Important to YOU?

2. Keep Durham Beautiful's Bulb Blitz 2021

3. Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine- Sign Up Today 

4. Innovate Durham 2021 Cohort Application

5. National Day of Racial Healing- Community Discussion

6. FREE Live Tree Disposal Options

7. The City of Durham is HIRING!

8. Parent & Family Advocacy Training Program

9. HOPE4NC- Your Mental Health Matters

10. The Thriving Community Fund's Townhall

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NIS' Community Conversation - Public Safety + This Week's Top 10

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Happy Monday, 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. Seeking a Job in Healthcare? This Expo Is For You!

2. FREE COVID-19 Testing Sites Available

3. Heating Bill Assistance Program Now Available

4. Do You Need a Flu Shot? Durham Locations

5. Help Provide Meals to Durham Families

6. Durham PreK TA Capacity Building Program

7. DPS Drive-Thru Hiring Event

8. 2020-2021 Durham Early Head Start Program

9. Health Insurance Enrollment Is Now Open!

10. NIS Community Conversations- Public Safety 

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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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