When “Welcome Back” Doesn’t Feel Welcome As the end of summer nears, many parents feel excited to send their children back into their learning communities, where they will be loved, nurtured, celebrated, and enlightened. With Labor Day just a few weeks away, parents of school-aged children are embracing the routine and structure that school provides; […]
Welcome Back to School! Check out our EPiC Back to School message from our Program Director, Toyia Williams.
EPiC 501c3 FAQ Around Political Campaigns
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]