June 27, 2019



Lauren Carl



World Relief Durham Receives $2,500 from Duke Energy Foundation Grant for RISE Summer Camp


DURHAM, N.C. – World Relief Durham is honored to be the recipient of a $2,500 grant from theDuke Energy Foundation’s K-12 Education program to support its Youth Refugee and Immigrant Summer Enrichment (RISE) camp. The RISE camp offers a culturally and linguistically supportive environment for local immigrant youth, helping them avoid summer learning loss.


The Duke Energy Foundation believes that every child deserves a fair chance at academic success. Their K-12 Education program grants support organizations that address summer reading loss experienced by rising kindergartners through rising third-graders and that advance energy, engineering and environmental education through student programming or teacher professional development. Programs, like World Relief Durham’s summer RISE camp, that serve under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences and extend into out-of-school time, are given preference for the grant.


“We’re thrilled and honored to receive this grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for our 2019 RISE camp,” said Adam Clark, Director of World Relief Durham. “Transitioning to life in the U.S. is extremely difficult for families, and especially children. There’s a significant need in the Durham community’s school system for native language support for immigrant youth, and it’s a need that’s close to our hearts. We’re excited to use these funds to continue expanding RISE and help more students thrive and integrate seamlessly into Durham’s schools.”  


“World Relief Durham is an exemplary candidate for the K-12 grant,” said Indira Everett, District Manager of Government and Community Relations for the Duke Energy Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to see the fruit of this unique program, and we’re proud to support our immigrant neighbors and their children through this grant”


This generous one-time gift will provide World Relief Durham the ability to better serve the K-12 immigrant youth who will be attending this summer’s camp and allow more youth to participate. World Relief Durham began its RISE camp in 2017 to help students thrive academically and recently expanded its year-round academic support program to three public schools serving between 100 and 150 students.


This year’s RISE camp begins July 15th and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Jordan High School. For more information on this program, visit



About World Relief:


World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to overcome violence, poverty and injustice. Through love in action, we bring hope, healing and restoration to millions of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children through vital and sustainable programs in disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding, as well as refugee and immigration services in the U.S. For 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and communities, currently across more than 20 countries, to provide relief from suffering and help people rebuild their lives.


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About Duke Energy Foundation:


The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at