We are proud to be part of the growing list of members in the Durham Living Wage Project! Head over to to learn more about the project, what a living wage means for Durham, and why it's important for the community.


We are thrilled to be one of the first to join the Durham Living Wage program here on Duke's campus. We are always searching for ways to improve the quality of our work environment and making sure that we are taking care of our employees to the best of our ability. We hope that this will pave the way for even more places, especially on campus, to join this great cause.

 Jami McNeal, Store Manager | Duke


As an employee of Joe Van Gogh and manager of our Durham shop, I have been proud of to be a part of a company that is always seeking to be the best company we can be. This means striving for great coffee and service for our customers, but also being a great place to work for our baristas. I am excited about participating in the Durham Living Wage project that seeks to ultimately make Durham a better place to live.

 Brian Maiers, Store Manager | Durham

The living wage program is logical and forward-thinking. I am glad Joe Van Gogh is a part of Durham twice over, and I hope this program makes a difference here and then catches on all over North Carolina.

 Robbie Roberts

About Durham Living Wage The Durham Living Project is a project of The People’s Alliance Fund. In mid-2014, an all-volunteer group of community members - workers and employers - created a working group to get the program off the ground. Our certification program is modeled after Just Economics' Living Wage Certification Program out of Asheville, currently the largest living wage certification program in the country (right here in North Carolina!) Stay up-to-date with them on Facebook + Twitter