Monthly Archives: June 2011

Catering Technology

This summer, I’m working as a Mentoring in Technology intern at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (BBBST). While I’m not planning on pursuing a career in information technology, I was deeply influenced by an IT camp when … Continue reading

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Durham – City of Medicine

It’s hard to believe that there’s less than three weeks left of Duke Engage in Durham. Time definitely flies by fast, and there’s always so much to do. I guess that is the great feature about summer enrichment programs; working full time for … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Group Project

 Hammer and nails in hand, ladders in place, and some of us even with power tools, all 18 of the Duke Engage participants headed to just outside downtown Durham to help build a Habitat for Humanity home.  I was excited … Continue reading

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Durham meets Greensboro

For our Saturday group activity, we went on a trip to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro.  The Museum was a really interesting experience! The exhibits were interactive and caught the attention of all of us, especially since it … Continue reading

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What About Durham?

What do a rat infested dump and a flourishing downtown have in common? By dining with Casey Steinbacher, the President and CEO of Durham’s Chamber of Commerce, William “Bill” Kalkof, President of Downtown Durham Inc., and with County Commissioner, Kevin Dick, … Continue reading

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Bringing People Together

So far one of the things I’ve struggled with the most is coming up with an “elevator speech” for our project. It’s hard to describe everything we are doing and what the YMCA wants to do to help Durham lose five … Continue reading

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Intertwined

After a somewhat hectic start to my summer placement, I’m finally settled in and starting to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and its mission as well as how I personally contribute to the organization in support of its goals. Big … Continue reading

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