Cook Center joins Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity Project

Cook Center joins Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity Project

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has officially joined theĀ Mapping the Movement for Racial Equity in Education and BeyondĀ project, an initiative by theĀ Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity. The goal for this project is to establish a visible network of organizations actively engaged in education and racial equity work throughout the state of North Carolina.

Educational programming comprises a fundamental portion of the Cook Centerā€™s efforts, with dedicated programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates and faculty members. Some of our signature programs include, but are not limited to:

  1. Young Scholars Summer Research InstituteĀ is a three-week program that provides high school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills.
  2. In partnership with theĀ North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM),Ā the Cook Center provides one-on-one mentorship through current research projects and independent student projects with researchers and faculty affiliates.
  3. TheĀ Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI) seminar, offered every semester through Duke, is an interdisciplinary, vertically integrated research course that emphasizes a judicious application of mixed methods from the social sciences and humanities.
  4. TheĀ Inequality Studies minorĀ is a way for Duke students to advance their understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality and pursue research around issues of social equity.
  5. TheĀ Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE)Ā program aids economists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups through mentoring and workshops.

As part of theĀ Mapping the MovementĀ project, the Cook Center joins other NC-based organizations across the fields of education, nonprofit and community-based work, research, philanthropy, and policy.