Supporter Spotlight: Casper

Since May of 2019, Casper has generously donated over $20,000 worth of products to DCI for distribution to Durham families and community members.
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Food Distribution Thursdays

Volunteer activities include: Set-up, checking families in (using mobile app- socially distanced), loading supplies into vehicles, and cleaning up.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

This March, Durham Children’s Initiative decided to celebrate Women's History Month by showcasing powerful female leaders who have paved the way for women today to continue to break barriers around the world and across professional fields.
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How DCI Works

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Direct Service

We’re in it for the long haul. DCI’s high-quality, comprehensive programs and initiatives are designed to meet the needs of children, families, and the community year-round. 



We’re driving change at the systems level. Over 65 partners collaborate to connect families to services and share data. DCI also serves as a development partner in Durham County’s Early Childhood Action Plan.



We’re driven by data. Our work is strengthened and informed by research, best practices, and an annual longitudinal evaluation conducted by Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy. 

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DCI Annual RISE Breakfast


May 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

As we look with optimism toward a future in which we RISE from the challenges of the last year, Durham Children’s Initiative is hosting an all-virtual breakfast event that will lift up the resilience of our youth and families through compelling stories of empowerment during this time.

Please join us and a variety of community, government, and social impact leaders, including senior leaders from major Triangle businesses and financial institutions, as well as influential community leaders and government officials, in empowering Durham youth as we RISE together out of a difficult year.

During this time, we will:

  • REUNITE our community
  • INSPIRE each other with the stories of success that have grown out of our work
  • SUPPORT our mission
  • EMPOWER Durham youth and families

Be a part of this celebration and recommit to Durham youth and families!

This is a VIRTUAL, LIVE event hosted by This interactive site allows you to register, attend the event and donate seamlessly:

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Combatting Cabin Fever: The Socio-Emotional Impacts of Extensive Social Distancing. Learn some tips and tricks on how to socially-emotionally support your child during this extensive isolation period due to the current pandemic.

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