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Durham YouthWork Program Seeks Local Employers to Host Youth Interns

Program Hopes to Provide 300 Jobs for Durham Youth This Summer;

Seeking Employers to Offer Internship Opportunities

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham employers interested in staffing for projects and tasks this summer while also developing skilled future talent should now consider hosting youth interns through the 2019 Durham YouthWork Internship Program.

The program is administered by the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and is a partnership with Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools (DPS), Durham Technical Community College, and Made in Durham.

This program, now in its 16th year, has a goal to grow from serving approximately 200 youth each summer to serving more than 1,000 youth within the next three years. In 2019, the goal is to offer more than 300 paid youth summer internship opportunities, and local employers are needed to make this a reality.

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Move Durham Transportation Study Hosts Community Workshops

Residents Invited to Join Project Team at Three Upcoming Workshops to Share Feedback

DURHAM, N.C. – If you live or travel in and around downtown and the central area of the Bull City, the City of Durham Transportation Department wants to hear from you.

The department is hosting three community workshops for the Move Durham Transportation Study, which will develop a clear vision for the future of transportation and mobility in the central area of Durham. Residents are invited to attend any of the following workshops:

  • Tuesday, January 22, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
  • Friday, January 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St.
  • Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. – noon, Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.
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Durham TRY January TIP

"No Perched Packages" Holiday Crime Prevention Campaign

Don’t Advertise Your Gifts to Thieves

Police and Partners Offer ‘No Perched Packages’ Campaign for Second Year

 No Perched Packages PSA Video:   https://youtu.be/pvv2NtIJfxg

DURHAM, N.C. – When electronics boxes and other gift packaging are placed curbside for disposal on collection day, passer-byers are inadvertently informed of valuables in your home. Television, computer and gaming system boxes generally attract the most interest. So here’s a tip from the Durham Police Department:  “Don’t publicize the gifts you receive for the delight and enjoyment of wishful thieves.  Instead of putting boxes curbside this holiday, use a designated recycling site to throw boxes away!”

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Durham Hosts E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding & Live Tree Drop-Off January 19

Free Event Open to All Durham Residents

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents looking for an easy and free way to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), shred confidential documents, and drop-off of their live Christmas trees should attend the City of Durham’s E-Waste Recycling, Paper Shredding & Tree Disposal event next month.

The City’s Solid Waste Management Department is hosting this free event on Saturday, January 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium on the home side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, and live Christmas trees.

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Holiday Safety Tips

If your holiday or vacation plans include being away from your home, the following safety precautions to keep your property safe is highly recommended:

  • Consider installing a home security system. 
  • Set interior and exterior lights to remain overnight with a timer or security service. 
  • Temporarily stop newspaper deliver and mail service. 
  • Ask a neighbor to monitor your home.

If you live in the jurisdiction of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, request a home check while you’re away.  Call (919) 560-0900 to schedule a home check and a deputy with Patrol Unit will be assigned to visit your property.

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SPECIAL SAVINGS WITH LAST MINUTE RUSH TICKETS AT DPAC

A limited number of $20-$30 rush tickets will be available at The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC for most Broadway performances. Rush tickets are available for single seats only and not  available in pairs or locations adjacent to each other. Cash & credit cards are accepted. On sale times vary per show, subject to availability. For more information, check the "More Info" page of the specific Broadway show you are interested in.

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NIS Staff Assist with NCCU Tour

Neighborhood Improvement Services staff assisted with organizing a tour of North Carolina Central University for Granville Academy of Waterbury, Connecticut.   Approximately 22 high school seniors and 11 chaperones came from Waterbury, Connecticut for the tour. 

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Durham TRY December TIP