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Durham Public Schools will host a School Nurse Career Fair on Friday, December 3, 10am–1pm, at the DPS/Minnie Forte Brown Staff Development Center (2107 Hillandale Rd). Interested candidates are invited to learn what DPS is looking for and to hear about the benefits of becoming a school nurse with DPS. If you have any questions, write to or Visit the Facebook event page for more info.


DeWarren Langley, executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation’s Young Men of Excellence Program, announces that they’re recruiting young men of color from grades 6 to 12 who want to find out what their gifts and passions are, and who want to go to college and attain academic success. Participants in this free College and Career Academy will get mentorship and guidance toward skill-building opportunities (including job-shadowing, community-service projects, and internships) as they prepare themselves for the careers of their choice.

The program offers Career Competency Workshops on the first and third Saturdays (December 4 and 18) from 10 to noon, Academic Tutorial Sessions on the second and fourth Saturdays (just December 11 this month) from 10am to noon, and Career Conversations on the second and fourth Thursdays (December 9 and 23) from 6 to 7pm. All sessions will be held on Zoom for now, due to COVID-19. Write to DeWarren Langley at for more info.

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Durham Public Schools holds Lunch & Learn workshops for parents/grands/guardians to help them navigate the school system:

  • Being in the Know: Exceptional Children, pt 1—Wednesday, November 10, noon–12:45pm

  • Being in the Know: Exceptional Children, pt 2—Wednesday, November 17, noon–12:45pm.

They’ll also be offered in Spanish (Discusiones Durante la Noche):

  • Esté al Tanto: Niños Excepcionales, pt 1—Wednesday, November 10, 6–6:45pm

  • Esté al Tanto: Niños Excepcionales, pt 2—Wednesday, November 17, 6–6:45pm.

Get more info and watch on the DPS Family Academy’s Facebook page.

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