Happy New Year!

Help end poverty, put folks to work in living wage jobs and provide resources for          vulnerable members of the Durham Community in 2015 by participating in the Forklift Challenge!

DERC is fortunate to start 2015 with a $25,000 match from the Stewards Fund. We have raised $22,500 to date and MUST raise another $2,500 by January 31 to receive the match. Please help us reach our goal by supporting us on our IndieGogo Campaign http://igg.me/at/derc and by spreading the news to your Friends and Family.

Durham Economic Resource Center Operation Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Every 3rd Saturday of the month 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

* Doors close 15 minutes before the end time.


The Durham Economic Resource Center (DERC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which assists adults in poverty through by administering technical job training, making accessible reduced price merchandise, and providing programming that reaches and positively impacts the community.  DERC is an initiative of End Poverty Durham, a collaborative of faith and community-based organizations, as well as government entities. DERC is modeled after a component of the award-winning Welfare Reform Liaison Program (WRLP) of Greensboro, NC. We welcome you to our website and encourage you to get involved!


DERC has urban gardens that are used for training and made available to our member agencies and their constituents.  The garden often contains tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, green peppers, okra and a variety of annual flowers along with cooking herbs. 

The DERC Distribution Center is located at 118 Hunt Street, Durham NC 27701 

Michael Street, DERC graduate speaking at the City of Durham's Brownfield Job Training Program graduation.


The Durham Economic Resource Center Distribution Center is located at 118 Hunt Street in Durham, NC.

Administrative offices are located at 116 E. Corporation Street, Durham, NC - across from Global Scholars Academy.

Our mailing address is c/o Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701

Contact us by telephone at our Distribution Center location (919) 683-2567 or call (919) 682-5912 to speak to an administrator.

Send us information or requests by fax: (919) 682-6056 or email: durhameconomicresourcecenter@gmail.com  


 Check out our calendar for upcoming events and registration deadlines. 

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