Robb Webb, director of Rural Church Program Area, discusses how The Duke Endowment is strengthening rural churches in North Carolina and South Carolina. James Duke understood the important role that rural churches played in their communities, in the Carolinas and in the lives of their congregants.
Areas of Work
Prevention and early intervention for at-risk children
To equip children and families with skills to ensure that children reach developmental milestones to lead successful lives.
Out-of-home care for youth
To drive child welfare systems toward greater accountability for child well-being.
Quality and safety of health care
Improving the quality and safety of health care delivery
Access to health care
Improving health by increasing access to comprehensive care
Expanding programs to promote health and prevent disease
Enhancing academic excellence through program and campus development
Educational access and success
Increasing educational access and supporting a learning environment that promotes achievement
Campus and community engagement
Promoting a culture of service, collaboration and engagement among schools and communities
Rural church development
Building the infrastructure and capacity of United Methodist churches to enhance ministry and mission
Strengthening United Methodist churches by improving the quality and effectiveness of church leadership
Engaging United Methodist congregations in programs that serve their communities