The application deadline for the DR Year 2013-2014 cycle has been extended!
Applications should be postmarked no later than
Friday, May 31, 2013.
Dan River Year seeks to capitalize on the enthusiastic spirit of millennials (those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) by employing talented young professionals to work on community issues in the region. These participants will perform 10 months of paid service, in which they will work closely with community organization to gain real-world experience and expand their professional network. Most importantly, however, because of the nature of the community work in which they will participate, DR Year provides participants with the opportunity to experience profound personal growth.
The participants will become an integral part of the community, connect with its members, and tackle its key issues. In this way, the DR Year participants will realize that the time they have invested in their work has meaning and can favorably affect the lives of many citizens in the community.
DR Year participants will work part-time (25-30 hours/week) for 10 months, starting in August and ending in June. They will receive a fixed stipend of $10,000, and a housing stipend will be provided on a needs basis. Participants will also have the chance to participate in the Duke Non-Profit Training Program, Leadership Southside, and other related workshops to gain leadership skills that are essential in succeeding in the professional world.