Project H.O.P.E.: Effective University Engagement with Community Afterschool Programs

Journal Article (Academic article)

Implemented in 2002 by the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, Project H.O.P.E. has improved the quantity and quality of afterschool programs for the youth of Durham, NC. Project H.O.P.E. provides tutoring programs, enrichment resources, and evaluation support to non-profit community partner organizations located in the low income Durham neighborhoods surrounding Duke University. Duke University undergraduates who provide tutoring services to the Durham youth in the afterschool programs gain from valuable reciprocal service learning experiences. Project H.O.P.E. is an effective model of the mutual benefits that can be gained from university and community engagement in the service of at-risk students.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jentleson, BC; Henderson, E; Johnson, DM

Cited Editors

  • Dawson, P

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

  • Journal of Youth Development Bridging Research and Practice

Volume / Issue

  • 4 /


  • 3

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 7