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 —

Student U is seeking our next Executive Director

Do you believe in the power of education to build a just and equitable community? Are you a visionary who can help inspire Durham's leaders to improve education for our under-resourced students? Are you a proven leader who can motivate and mentor your team? Are you ready to transform Durham, NC?

Summer Academy Tour

This year is Student U's 15th year of summer programming, and our flagship Summer Academy program is a joyful and exciting highlight of our year that we would love to share with you. We hope you can join us for this special season. We have several scheduled tours of our Summer Academy that you can sign up for here using SignUpGenius. 


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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