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 —

Joy has been with Student U since the beginning. She joined our community in 2007 as a member of our first class of students, and it has been home for her ever since. She graduated from NC A&T with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and has recently earned her Social Work Master’s degree. She is now striving towards greatness and changing her community for the better by fostering greatness in her students.

 

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

34

COLLEGE GRADUATES

Since 2018
90% College Enrollment Rate


 

— COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS —

SUMMER ACADEMY STAFF APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

We are hiring staff to work in our Summer Academy program. In Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FORPARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Student U and Peaceful Schools NC are partnering once again to bring Restorative Practices training to the community. The purpose of this panel and workshop is to help parents and caregivers understand how Restorative Practices are being used in a variety of school settings. We will also provide training so parents and caregivers can incorporate these strategies at home.


 

— STUDENT U BLOG —

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