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Making a difference in Durham schools, two hours at a time

Every other Saturday, Bull City Classrooms organizes a team of volunteers to help out at a Durham elementary school.

The volunteers do things such as clean classrooms, pick up trash and help with paint.

“We don’t have an agenda,” said Anish Simhal, a Duke University graduate student who founded the project nearly a year ago. “We are just here to help with whatever teachers and principals need. There’s nothing else to it.”

9th Street Journal reporter Kristi Sturgill went along as the group helped out at Lakewood Elementary.  Her report shows how volunteers can make a difference.

(Above, a Bull City Classrooms volunteer paints a stairwell at E.K Powe Elementary School. Photo by Arturo Pérez.)