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DCI is the most comprehensive cradle to college and career pipeline of high-quality services for youth and their families in the state of North Carolina. We do this through our values of:


In all that we do, treat everyone as we would want to be treated


Seek the highest quality, breakthrough solutions to the inequities that stand in our way


Integrate the expertise of our many stakeholders to create successes they could not achieve on their own


Weave supportive networks tailored to the needs, interests and assets of our families, partners and surrounding community


Help our youth and their families develop the intrinsic strengths needed to achieve their own goals


Nonprofit Tough

DCI was recently featured alongside our partners at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Nonprofit Tough. Check out our conversation about the past year and what it means to us to be nonprofit tough!
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Ready, Set, Learn!

DCI serves over 300 students by providing new school supplies, masks, and books for the upcoming fall semester!
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Summer in Review

DCI was thrilled to be able to welcome students back in person for an innovative summer of community building, fun, and lots of learning!
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