The New Durham Public Schools Foundation


by Susan Herst

The new Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF), a 501(c)(3) supporting the Durham Public Schools students and teachers as well as equity and educational excellence, has launched!! On Friday September 7, Mayor Steve Schewel and DPS Superintendent Dr. Pascal Mubenga shared comments at the first DPSF House Party on the benefits to the community when our children go to school together and the improvements already being seen from the implementation of the DPS Strategic Plan. Speakers from the Foundation’s leadership also addressed the guests which included DPS teachers and administrators. Learn more and please consider making a donation at

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Photo Number – People (left to right)

7175 – Mayor Steve Schewel, Amy Cummings, Matt Williamson, Dr. Pascal Mubenga

7185 – Kelvin Bullock, Drew Cummings, Brendan Turk

7190 – Guests listening to Jim Key speak:

Front row: Mark Trustin, Scott Selig

2nd row: Brian Murray, Erika Sasser, Fuller Sasser

3rd row: Jeanne Murray, Sarah Myers

4th row: Ramsey Smith, Joanne Williams, Steve Williams, Marcelle Thomas

7222 – County Commissioner Heidi Carter, Jim Key, Major Coleman

7226 – Kelvin Bullock, Larry Herst, Magan Gonzales-Smith, Dr. Pascal Mubenga, Susan Herst, Jim Key, Zack Hawkins

7234 – Mayor Steve Schewel, County Commissioner Wendy Jacobs, Larry Herst

7245 – Jud Bowman, Angelique Bowman, Ryan Smith, Magan Gonzales-Smith

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