Black History Month Message From Our Executive Director

Black History Month Message From Our Executive Director

Happy Black History Month! I am excited about the celebrations that will begin at so many schools as we acknowledge the contributions and achievements of Black Americans. When I was a PAAC leader, I remember being approached by other parents to “lead” the Black history programs at our school. Whereas on one side, when we […]

Sadness around gun violence: call to action

Sadness around gun violence: call to action

Dear PAAC and Community Leaders, I woke up to sadness this morning. 6 children directly affected by gun violence in which 2 of the juveniles were killed at 3am this morning. As a result of police activity, Burton Elementary School went into remote learning. My heart breaks for the children in the surrounding area and what […]

Dear PAAC Leaders and Members,

Dear PAAC Leaders and Members,

I am thankful for all that we accomplished in 2021, and we have laser focused vision on the “more” in 2022. I reached out about a month ago to share my concerns about the gun violence that our youth are experiencing in Durham and I heard from many of you about the impact and what […]

Youth Grow in Community, Not Cages Town Hall

Youth Grow in Community, Not Cages Town Hall

Youth Grow in Community, Not Cages Town Hall On 11/17/2021, Durham county issued this following statement regarding the New Youth Detention Center. Durham County Statement On 11/18/2021, a coalition of local Durham organizations, hosted a Town Hall to discuss the plans for building a new $30,000,000 Youth Detention Facility, in Durham, NC. EPiC believes in […]