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:

100

High School
Graduation Rate

600

EMPOWERED STUDENTS

90

Enrolled in
Post-Secondary Education


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

Parent Portal

This portal will contain concise and important information for all guardians of Student U students. It will have relevant Student U and Durham Public Schools information, as well as modules, workshops, and ideas for fun family activities.

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 2020 FALL TUTORING

Student U Virtual Tutoring for middle and high school students will begin, Tuesday, September 1st.  To view the schedule or to access the zoom link, please click below. If you would like to go ahead and sign up for a consistent time to receive tutoring each week or to sign up for support with a specific subject, please complete this google form.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Michelle.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

Watch the video above to learn how to use the DPS Back To School Website. This website is continually updated
Hear from Alexandra Zagbayou, our Executive Director, about our decisions for programming this fall, opportunities for in-person support, and safety
While we were deeply disappointed not to be able to gather in person this summer, we had a great time
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