Student U is a community organization that uses the power of education to build a just and equitable Durham.

We empower and equip first-generation college students in Durham Public Schools, their families, and educators to become the leaders that will transform our city. Together, we’re creating a Durham where all students succeed.

We support this transformation with an approach that combines three key elements:


– COMMUNITY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT —

Niadiquay is the first in her family to graduate college. She used the power of education and her voice to achieve greatness. Now in the classroom, she is changing the learning environment to ensure one day all students succeed in college and beyond.

 

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— OUR IMPACT —

100

High School
Graduation Rate

600

EMPOWERED STUDENTS

90

Enrolled in
Post-Secondary Education


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

Applications are open for our Summer Academy teachers!

We are very excited to announce that we are hiring for paid summer teaching positions at Student U during Summer 2020! Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students.

COVID-19 UPDATE

March 31, 2020 

There will be no YRP or high school tutoring through May 15, 2020. All events through May 15 are canceled, we will be in touch about rescheduling these events. We are offering students with online support to complete their assignments given to them by their schools. We are also supporting students’ academic enrichment with our virtual book clubs. We will continue our  Wellness Wednesday and clubs virtually. Learn more about our online programming https://studentudurham.org/online-programming.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

Ms. Muriel and Academic Excellence
Ms. Muriel Smith is our Program Director with a fierce passion for education. When she enters a room, she lights
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Uncertain Times, Unwavering Support
As the days and weeks continue to change and we continue to adapt to uncertain times, we will remain unwavering
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Youth Work 101: Supporting First-Generation College Students
To be the first in your family to go to college is both a little daunting, but also hopeful and
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