Durham Children’s Initiative Evaluation

Project Description

The Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI) (formerly East Durham Children's Initiative) is a place-based, nonprofit organization that supports children and families from cradle to college or career. Established in 2010, DCI’s vision is that all children in Durham graduate from high school ready for college or career. To achieve this vision, DCI provides children and families with a continuum of comprehensive and high-quality supports, extending from before birth and through high school graduation.

Project Goals

Through funding from multiple foundations, CCFP has conducted an annual evaluation of DCI since 2011. CCFP’s researchers are conducting a rigorous, longitudinal evaluation of long-term impact of DCI services on child wellbeing, education and community-level outcomes. In addition, CCFP utilizes a multi-method process evaluation to assess implementation fidelity and short-term outcomes for core programs.

Project Team Members

Elizabeth Snyder-Fickler (PI), Nicole Lawrence (PI), Sonya Ulrich, Matt Edwards, Doreet Preiss (SSRI), Lorrie Schmid (SSRI)

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