Celebrating Black History Month

In light of navigating a pandemic  and our continuous struggle against the systemic obstacles that our families face, we at The Durham Children’s Initiative decided to honor Black History Month by honoring Black leaders on our social media and hosting...
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DCI’s Lunch and Learn with Duke Alumni

In early February, DCI's CEO and President had the opportunity to meet with Duke Alumni over Zoom for a Lunch and Learn.
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DCI Youth Learning Work Skills Amid Pandemic

The longer children are enrolled in DCI, the better their attendance and early literacy skills.
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How DCI Works

Direct Services Alissa Alba Photography

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. 

Collaboration

Collaboration

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.

Evaluation

Evaluation

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. 

DCI In Action

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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