What's it like to live here?
As an integrated part of a thriving community, where Southern hospitality is a way of life, many corps members choose to live in or very close to the community where they teach, which may be the city of Durham or one of the many rural areas across the Northeastern part of the state.
Living in the same town as their students allows corps members to engage with families outside of school through involvements in local YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs, or by offering off-campus tutoring., While we are primarily a rural region, all of our rural schools are only an hour or two away from larger cities by car, and our corps members have easy access to the amenities of urban centers as well as the social and intellectual opportunities at universities such as Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.
During their downtime, corps members enjoy hiking, camping, or rock climbing in the numerous state parks throughout the region, fishing or boating on Lake Gaston, visiting the many cultural and historical destinations, cheering on the Durham Bulls, traveling to the nearby Outer Banks, and of course, eating the local delicacies.
Where do corps members teach?
Today, about 270 corps members teach at every grade level, and around 800 alumni are recognized leaders and innovators across a variety of sectors in the region.
With corps members and alumni working in clusters at over 100 schools across 15 districts, you’ll be able to build strong relationships with each other and with other teachers as you work together to expand equity and educational excellence.