Congratulations to the graduates of Cohort 26, who participated in their ceremony Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1 PM.

Shannon Burston, DERC Board Secretary was the keynote speaker.

Graduation was held in the auditorium of The Durham Center for Senior Lifer.

Many thanks for Favor Desserts for your generous gift of the cake for the graduates and Chic Fil A for refreshments.

Thank you to North Carolina Central University interns Tierra Allen and Brandon Evans for coordinating the event, and Rose Greene, Alumni Coordinator for taking pictures.

DERC Distribution Center Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE: To be determined

*Doors close 15 minutes before the end time.


DERC has outgrown our current distribution center space and need to move! Please check out our video and make a donation today.

Thank you for your support.

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 

Contact Us

DERC Distribution Center: 118 Hunt Street, Durham, NC 27708  Phone: (919) 683-2567
Administrative Offices: 116 E. Corporation Street, Durham, NC 27708 Phone (919) 682-5912
Mailing Address: c/o Union Baptist Church, 904 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC 27701
Fax: (919) 682-6056  Email:  

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