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, our work is built upon the fearless dream for a Durham where all students succeed. It’s a bold vision that’s going to take all of us to achieve as we dismantle racism and poverty to build a more just and equitable Durham. Watch this video to see how our students, parents, and staff are transforming education and our city.

 

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

53

COLLEGE GRADUATES

55% 6-year College Graduation Rate


 

— 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.

WE ARE HIRING FOR SUMMER ACADEMY TEACHERS

Student U’s Summer Academy is a core component of our college access and success programming for students. Summer Academy is a huge part of our organization, and it takes a lot of dedicated individuals to make it work daily. Our teachers are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences and sharing their own excitement around academic content. Applications are open until January, 6th.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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