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 —

Makyla is a freshman at Norfolk State University. She is an Elementary Education Major, which she intends to use to change the world one classroom at a time. Her family has a deep commitment to supporting Durham students. Her mother is a caretaker for children and a Student U Board Member. Her brother (also a former Student U student) is now a Student U Advocate and teacher. Please take 2 minutes to watch Makyla's story below to learn more about her and her Student U family.

 

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

Each Year
88% Student Retainment 

276

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Since 2014
Nearly 100% Graduation Rate

43

COLLEGE GRADUATES

Since 2018
90% College Enrollment Rate


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

STUDENT U EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

We are actively searching for our next Executive Director who will have the opportunity to help create a just and equitable Durham. We are searching for someone who can provide inspiring, visionary, and consistent leadership. This person should be a thought leader and champion of Student U’s vision, mission, and values to all stakeholders. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please view the full position profile at Student U Executive Director Packet.

Restorative Practices Training for School Leaders

Student U and Peaceful Schools NC are partnering to bring you a highly interactive two-day training, where you will learn the essential components of Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice. Led by trained IIRP facilitators. REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/restorativepractices2021.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

skyline