Durham Black Educator’s Network

DBEN – Durham Black Educators’ Network


Durham OT Local denoted $300 to support DBEN’s purpose in 2018-2019. 

DBEN’s Vision:


​DBEN is dedicated to enhancing the engagement, empowerment, of youth, parents, staff, and community members by supporting the well-being and pursuit of excellence while interrupting damaging narratives about black youth and black culture.

DBEN is actively growing their capacity as culturally responsive educators, through their ongoing involvement with the development of Black Studies Courses (secondary curriculum), and a variety of resources that will place culturally responsive content at the desk of every student.  With a deep belief that our students can BE and do anything, DBEN celebrates the growth of  And Still We Rise leadership programming and conferences for elementary and secondary students.