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

Our mission is to 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 —

At Student U, we believe that in the face of injustice, celebrating joy is a revolutionary act. We actively affirm the positive racial identity development in each of our 550 students that honors the histories and experiences of the communities with which they identify. Watch the video below to learn more.

 

We know our secret sauce is the amazing people in our community.


— OUR IMPACT —

For students who stay in our programming from start to finish, they have outstanding outcomes:

550

EMPOWERED STUDENTS

 

345

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

100% Graduation Rate

48

COLLEGE GRADUATES

 


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

ANNOUNCING MICHELLE PRICE AS STUDENT U'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We have exciting news to share!  After an extensive search, we are thrilled to announce Michelle Price will be joining Student U as our new Executive Director. Michelle will be a wonderful asset for Student U with her extensive non-profit experience, a passion for supporting students and families, and a strong focus on equity-centered leadership that will take Student U to the next level.

SUMMER ACADEMY 2022

We had a wonderful summer with all of our students energizing our community and sharing our brilliance. We saw tremendous growth in students' academics this summer. On pre and post-assessments for summer classes, students averaged 20% growth. Math is one of the highest areas of growth. If you missed our summer emails, you can find more details about Summer Academy 2022 here.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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