How Gentrification is Changing Faith-Based Community Engagement

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The 2019 Black Communities Conference hosted a panel discussion titled Authentically Engage Black Communities through Faith-Based Organizations this past September.   The discussion focused on the importance of recognizing and leveraging assets in faith-based institutions to improve community well-being. Deitre Epps, CEO and Founder at Race for Equity, LLC,  facilitated the panel discussion with Dedreana Freeman, co-founder of  Episcopalians United Against Racism, and Georie Bryant, Reynolds Chapman, and Rev. Dr. M Keith Daniel, Durham Cares, Inc. Each of the panelists shared their faith-based experiences while living in … Read More

Remembering MaryAnn Black

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MaryAnn Black, a social worker, legislator, and member of the Healthy Durham 20/20 convening group, has passed away at age 76. MaryAnn was one of the leaders who spearheaded the formation of Healthy Durham 20/20, part of a lifetime of service to the Durham community. Learn more about MaryAnn’s career and accomplishments here. Her passing has occasioned a flood of … Read More

Pre-K and Early Care Career Expo highlights opportunities in Durham PreK programs

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The Child Care Services Association held the Pre-K and Early Care Career Expo this year at Durham Tech’s Main Campus to help connect early childhood educators with pathways to gain entry into this critical field as well as prepare those already in it for career advancement opportunities. A 2018 Durham County Preschool Supply and Demand Study reported: “When looking at those child … Read More