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 —

Donald is a High School Graduate as part of the Class of 2020. His dream is to rebuild Durham to make it affordable for people already living in this community. Donald has a goal to buy a piece of real estate and graduate physical therapy school by the time he is 21. He strives for greatness, and through his hard work, he will enter into college with 59 credits! He knows with his determination and support from his community, he will reach his dreams. Congratulations on your incredible achievement Donald! Learn more about the Class of 2020.

 

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

32

COLLEGE GRADUATES

Since 2018
90% College Enrollment Rate


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

STUDENT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

Student U New Student Application for the Class of 2028 is now available. Applications are due on Dec 7! Applications are open to any current middle school student and rising sixth-graders who will be first in their families to attend college and/or students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

STUDENT U 2020 FALL SEMESTER UPDATE

For the first 9 weeks of the fall semester, all students will have access to virtual programming. Students also have opportunities for in-person support through outdoor opportunities and The W.G. Pearson Learning Center. Please review the following virtual programming and in-person options.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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