Written by: Molly Smith

Durham YouthBuild program prepares students for future careers

By Molly Smith

April 19, 2017

O’Morris Jones and Jeremiah Lewis may only be 17 and 18 years old, but their plans for the future reach far beyond their ages. The two young men entered the Triangle Literacy Council’s new Bull City YouthBuild program in March, which provides participants with a nine-month, intensive learning environment to receive their high school equivalency and […]

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Commentary: My Ride with Meals on Wheels

By Molly Smith

April 5, 2017

The second I set foot inside Meals on Wheels of Durham, I was immediately greeted with an air filled by the smell of sizzling hamburgers, the sound of animated chit-chat and the sight of dozens of smiling faces. After hearing about President Trump’s proposed budget cuts that endanger thousands of local Meals on Wheels agencies […]

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Leading through faith: Hillside High students create prayer circle at school

By Jarely Parada and Molly Smith

March 1, 2017

In an age when teenagers crave social media popularity, students at Hillside High School are showing their peers the powerful impact that comes from stepping out of the norm. Every school morning at 8:50, the halls of Hillside are filled with sleepy faces, young couples and a growing number of teenagers eager to participate in […]

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Golden Belt Studios showcase diversity in art

By Molly Smith

February 15, 2017

The Golden Belt Art Studios in Durham house more than just traditional artists; they create an unlikely home for two scientists as well. J’Nai Willingham, a jeweler, and Chieko Murasugi, an abstract painter, both have scientific backgrounds. Willingham is an anatomy and physiology professor at Durham Technical Community College, and Murasugi has degrees in psychology […]

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Getting connected with TLC

By Molly Smith

February 1, 2017

In six months, a 30-year-old man from Florida went from nearly illiterate to reading at a fifth-grade level, all thanks to the Triangle Literacy Council. This is just one of hundreds of success stories. The Triangle Literacy Council has offices in both Durham and Raleigh, and reaches out in the community to teach literacy skills […]

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