The DCI Pipeline
Each child, youth, and family’s journey with DCI is different, with individuals entering the DCI pipeline at different points. A Spanish-speaking mother with a two-year-old might attend DCI Story Hour and sign up for English classes that help her apply for jobs or assist her older children with homework. Parents with a newborn might receive a home visit from Family Connects Durham—a DCI partner—and be referred to a DCI Early Years Family Advocate for additional support. A father attending DCI Summer Lunch with his family might sign up for career development workshops to further his professional prospects or attend DCI Parent Cafés to better understand school enrollment options.
DCI’s cradle-to-career pipeline is designed with the whole family in mind. Two-generational programs for parents and caregivers ensure that adults receive the supports they need to be successful as their children advance toward college or career.