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 —

Join Us For Brill Bash 2022

Please join us on Friday, July 22nd at 12:30 pm! We will celebrate our students' hard work through spoken word, art, and performances. This event gives our students and teachers a stage and a positive, comforting environment to share their talents to the entirety of Student U. We will also announce the person that has brought the most joy to our community this year with the Sam Kimberg Award.

FAFSA FAIR August 1st

Rising seniors who come will be able to learn more about the FAFSA and why it's an important step to complete before entering college. Recent grads will get the one-on-one FAFSA completion help. During the event, volunteers will be on hand to help students learn and complete this very important step to enter college successfully. Spanish interpretation will be available at the event.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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