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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Meet Representative Graig Meyer

Graig Meyer is currently the North Carolina State Representative for Orange and Caswell counties. Because of his focus on education and support of the Durham community, Representative Meyer connected with the East Durham Children's Initiative and Partners for Youth Opportunity prior to...
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Updates From DCI’s LEAP Academy

Our Preschool, LEAP (Latino Education Achievement Program) Academy, continues to thrive! We began the year with 23 enrolled students. Three more have been added since and we continue to grow!
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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. 

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. 

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DCI Annual RISE Breakfast

JOIN US

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 event.gives. This interactive site allows you to register, attend the event and donate seamlessly: event.gives/dci

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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