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The Board of County Commissioners will have a virtual Special Meeting on Friday, March 27, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following:
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Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or 1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, or by emailing email@example.com.
● Need Urgent Child Care due to COVID-19 Response? - The NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network and our partners across the state are working together provide these vital child care options. If you are a parent who provides necessary services to, or cares for, members of our communities and your child care has fallen through or is unavailable because of COVID-19 closures, call 1-888-600-1685 to be connected with the right fit for you and your child.
• Care options are for parents whose typical child care arrangements are unavailable due to school or child care closings and who cannot access other care.
• Options are available for infants up to children age 12.
● Durham YouthWork Internship Program Now Seeking Applicants - Durham youth, ages 14-24, who want to explore a career, earn money, and gain valuable work experience can now apply to the 2020 Durham YouthWork Internship Program. Hourly rates range from $7.25 to $12; applications now accepted until March 27.
Approximately 300 paid summer internship opportunities are available with the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Public Works Department, Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, Durham Parks and Recreation, and others. Additional partners providing summer employment opportunities include Durham County Government, Durham Public Schools (DPS), Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, Duke Medical Center, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.
The selected youth will begin work in mid-June with job assignments typically lasting between six and eight weeks with hourly rates ranging from $7.50 to $12. Selected youth participants will also take part in a job skills workshop led by the City with assistance from professionals from local businesses and organizations. Potential applicants may review the position description to determine their eligibility and apply by the March 27 deadline by visiting the City’s website and selecting the job listing for Durham YouthWork Intern.
For more information about applying for employment, contact Senior Employment Program Coordinator Kelli McLean Slade with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15221 or email DurhamYouthWork@DurhamNC.gov.
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program is administered by the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development and is a partnership with Durham County Government, DPS, Durham Technical Community College, and Made in Durham.
● Durham One Fund Supporting Displaced McDougald Terrace Residents - The Durham One Fund is now accepting donations to support the McDougald Terrance residents impacted by the high carbon monoxide levels and mold conditions reported last week. For those interested in donating, please visit:
● The Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) is requesting proposals for fiscal year 2020-2021 - The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the amount of $701,101 to fund programs that will serve delinquent and at-risk youth. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. Additional information can be found on the Criminal Justice Resource Center’s website: www.dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/criminal-justice-resource-center/youth-services/jcpc.
● Get Involved, it’s your County! Durham County Government has approximately 43 active advisory boards referred to as Boards and Commissions. Citizens of Durham County may volunteer to participate by applying for a vacancy. Interested citizens should fill out an application and send it to the Clerk to the Board’s Office. A description of the boards as well as a list of vacancies can be found on the County’s website at www.dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions
● Alert Durham - Sign Up Today - Durham County wants to keep its citizens informed and safe in the case of an emergency. Sign up for Alert Durham to receive notifications about severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. To sign up for Alert Durham, visit AlertDurham.com.