Apply for HBCU scholarships
Quite a few scholarships and grants for students planning to attend (or already enrolled) in HBCUs (Historic Black Colleges/Universities) are now available. The HBCU Connect website lists the amounts and criteria for each (most requiring detailed, thoughtful essays), along with a link for filing an application online. Click here for more info and to get started.
Search for the next DPS superintendent
Durham Public Schools superintendent Dr Bert L’Homme has announced that he’ll be retiring later this year, so the DPS Board of Education is already embarking on the search for his successor. You can participate by letting them know what you’d like to see in the next superintendent. Click here to take a survey to help guide them (click here to take the survey in Spanish). Feel free to pick up a few printed surveys for parents/grans/guardians you know who don’t have access to the internet. The deadline for taking the survey online/returning it to DPS Central Services, Fuller Building (511 Cleveland St) is Thursday, June 15. Survey results will be announced to the public, but you can fill out the survey anonymously,
You can also let the DPS school board know what you’d like to see in the next superintendent by taking part in one (or both) upcoming Kitchen Table Conversations:
Click here for more information and an overview.
Arabic classes for k–6
Arabic Classes are being offered on Saturdays from 6 to 7:30pm at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman’s Fayetteville St masjid (3034 Fayetteville St). These classes are for young people from kindergarten through 6th grade. Call 919-394-7336 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.