Our Community Stories Spring 2021 Reunion + June's Top 10 News
Here's a roundup of important information this June. Please share with your friends and community members- you never know who might need it.
This month is the Spring 2021 reunion for Our Community Stories video series. This event will take place Friday, June 25 at noon. RSVP and register for the Zoom link.
As always, let us know if you have any questions.
Wishing you health and happiness!
-Your City of Durham Community Engagement Team
This Month's Top 10
Our Community Stories: Spring 2021 Reunion
Our Community Stories are conversations with recent and longtime residents of predominately Black and African American communities in Durham. This month is the Spring 2021 Reunion, highlighting speakers from Brookstown, The Bottom, College Heights, Merrick Moore, and East End. RSVP for the Zoom session on Friday, June 25 at noon.
Microgrants for Antiracist Teen Student Projects
Join Be Connected Durham for a Juneteenth event! Friday, June 18, 3-9 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center. See the Facebook event!
There's also an event in Bragtown this weekend! Join the celebration at Lakeview Park on June 19 from 1-5 p.m. This event will be hosted by the Bragtown Community Association featuring live performances, giveaways, raffles and a special community Open Mic at 3:00. See Eventbrite for details.
Durham Food Security
Two opportunities to help support food security in Durham:
Food for Durham is now accepting donations to benefit Durham County food pantries and other food distribution organizations. Find out how you can help or donate.
Duke's Root Causes is also seeking volunteers to help pack and deliver food in Durham. Read more and sign up to volunteer.
Our Community Stories: Survey
Are you enjoying the Our Community Stories series? Have ideas for the future? Let us know by taking our survey!
NCCU Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA) Virtual Experience
Free virtual academy for youth this July! Workshops explore design thinking, brand analysis, process mapping, marketing/promotion, and financial planning. Apply by July 2.
Grants: We Are the Ones Fund
In the People We Trust Mini-Grant of the We Are the Ones Fund is open for applications! Apply on this form by June 30! These Mini-Grants are designed to support projects that are rooted in marginalized communities and by residents of those communities.
Awards will range from $2,500 to $7,000 and the timeline of work is July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021
Students: North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant
Do you know any 2021 high school grads who will be attending community college in NC this fall? The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant provides grants of $700-$2800 per academic year. Apply now at CFNC.org.
Comment on Transportation Needs
Are you a transit rider, pedestrian, bicyclist, or highway driver? Do you have ideas about how transportation in Durham should look by 2050? Check out Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO)'s Metropolitan Transportation plan and Deficiency and Needs Analysis.
Email comments, feedback, or ideas to [email protected] by June 30.
Follow Durham Community Engagement on Facebook!
If you haven't already -- Like us on Facebook! We post throughout the week about events in the community, opportunities for public comment, job postings, seminars and meetings, and ways to keep up with the Durham community. Join us!