This Week's Durham Response to COVID-19 (April 24, 2020)

Here's a roundup of important information for this week: Census, Food / Comida, Health / Salud, Education / Educación, Housing / Vivienda, Resources / Recursos, and Volunteering / Voluntarios. Please share this information with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it.  

Let us know if you have any questions. 

Wishing you health and happiness, 

City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

Important News This Week / Noticias Importantes Esta Semana 

  • Cloth Face Coverings are Now Required in Durham / Las Cubiertas Faciales Ahora son Obligatorios en Durham 
  • Durham's Universal Pre-K is now accepting applications / Durham's Universal Pre-K está aceptando solicitudes 
  • Food Relief Volunteering / Se Necesita Voluntarios para Distribución de Alimentos 

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Request for Proposals: Equitable Community Engagement Services

Closing Date: 9/6/19

The City of Durham is seeking local community-rooted organizations that are representative of marginalized and/or under-represented persons, and are willing and able to effectively engage such groups to participate in City processes.

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Durham Seeks Input on Accessibility for ADA Transition Plan

Online Surveys in English and Spanish Open Until July 29

DURHAM, N.C. – Do you have concerns or suggestions on how the City of Durham can be more accessible for people with disabilities? Now’s your chance to share your feedback through an online survey available in both English and Spanish.

The City of Durham General Services Department is currently in the process of updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive strategy for access for individuals with disabilities to all City programs, services, activities, and public facilities, and also helps to address and prioritize current and future needs.

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Apply Now for Durham Neighborhood College

Deadline to Apply Is July 26

DURHAM, N.C. – Residents looking to play a more active role in their neighborhoods and the Durham community should apply now for the 2019 Durham Neighborhood College.

Co-sponsored by the City of Durham and Durham County governments, Durham Neighborhood College provides an opportunity for residents to learn about the organizations, operations, and services of both local governments. The program features a series of interactive classes facilitated by City and County employees who work hard to provide quality services to make Durham a great place to live, work, and play.

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Medicaid Transformation Community Outreach Event

Durham Launches Transitional Jobs Program for Justice-Involved Residents

New Program Provides Temporary, Wage-Paying City Jobs & Support Services

DURHAM, N.C. – It can be tough to find a good job with a livable wage. Now, imagine trying to find steady work if you have a criminal record. The task can be daunting and disheartening.

The City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development has partnered with the Durham Innovation Team (I-Team) to address this issue through the launch of their new Transitional Jobs Program, which is providing temporary, wage-paying jobs with benefits as well as support services to people who have difficulty getting and holding jobs in the regular labor market.

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Important Changes coming to NC Medicaid

Requesting Applications for the Civilian Police Review Board

The City of Durham is currently seeking applicants to fill four (4) vacancies on the Civilian Police Review Board with terms beginning on July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2023. The Board reviews the Professional Standards Division’s handling of complaints made against employees of the Durham Police Department. Members of the Civilian Police Review Board are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.

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Pre-K Service Expansion

Durham Police Department Registration is Underway for National Night Out 2019

Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America’s Night Out Against Crime, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO event or promotion. The evening of August 6 residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime campaigns.

NNO is a collaborative effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood unity. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which spearheads the observance, anticipates NNO 2019 will involve more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

Durham Police Department’s NNO registration deadline is Friday, July 12, 2019. For registration and observance information, go to and click the 2019 NNO logo. Local NNO registrations are separate from registrations with NATW.. Direct NNO inquiries to Durham Police Department’s Public Affairs Office by emailing [email protected] or by calling (919) 560-4322 (Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).