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

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.  

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Wishing you health and happiness! 

Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team 

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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

1. Spotlight on Census Tract 9.00 

Do you (or someone you know) live in the Union Baptist, Alston Avenue, and Albright area? If so, we need your help- Please take the Census! 

So far, only about 35.3% of this community has been counted in the Census. That’s below the City, State, and US response rates. And that means less resources for community assets like Drew/Granby Park, East End Park, Rocky Creek Park, and the Durham Police Department Crisis Intervention Team.  

But you can make a difference! Take the Census and spread the word- so everyone is counted in 2020! 

2. FYI: Census Workers- On Their Way 

Census takers will be wearing masks and following local guidelines for everyone’s safety as they visit homes that haven’t responded to the #2020Census. Learn more at http://2020CENSUS.GOV. 

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

CARES NC will be assisting low income individuals and families who have been impacted by COVID-19 to get back on their feet. More information on the program can be found here: https://cpcanc.org/caresnc.  

 

4. DPS Families: Questions about Chromebooks? 

Schedules, Chromebooks, and hotspots will be distributed by your child’s school for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school directly:https://www.dpsnc.net/

 

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

The Durham City Council is accepting applications to fill the Ward 3 Council Seat for the unexpired term of former City Council Member Vernetta Alston, who has resigned from the Durham City Council to accept an appointment to the North Carolina House of Representatives to complete the term of the late NC State Representative MaryAnn Black. The Ward 3 vacancy expires in November 2021: https://durhamnc.gov/4030/Ward-3-Vacancy-Application

6. COVID: Questions? Call the Hotline 

Got questions about COVID-19? Call our confidential hotline to get answers, advice, help finding resources, and more. 919-635-8150: www.DCOPublicHealth.org

 

7. Paid Opportunities for Youth

The NCWorks NextGen program is seeking referrals of youth to enroll who are seeking paid classroom training, work experience internships, or employment opportunities.

NCWorks NextGen program currently enroll youth ages 17-24 that may meet the following requirements:Pregnant or parenting, Prior or current justice Involved, Homeless, High School Dropout, Low Income/ Experiencing lay off due to COVID. Apply at this website: https://www.ncworksnextgendurham.com/interest

8. COVID: How do face coverings work? 

Do you know how face coverings work? By keeping your respiratory droplets from getting out, face coverings help keep germs from spreading to others. Wear them to protect others and help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community: https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html 

9. Friendly Watershed Academy

The Watershed Academy is a four-month community development opportunity to enhance participants' knowledge in local urban watershed planning and stewardship. Participants of The Watershed Academy will receive a $400 stipend. Register here: https://sforce.co/3iaXXWd.

 

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

Food security Task Force & Durham Congregations in Action are hosting a cleaning & hygiene supply drive for clients of 20+ Durham area food pantries. Please consider making a donation at the sites below: www.http://www.dcia.org/

In case you missed it... 

Water Hardship Fund & Payment Plan: www.durhamnc.gov/944

Emergency Kit during COVID-19: https://readync.org/plan-and-prepare/get-kit… 

 

This newsletter and past newsletters are also available on our website. https://www.durhamcommunityengagement.org/news

Thank you,

Your Community Engagement Team

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