In 2018, The Duke Endowment announced a strategic emphasis on early childhood as a way to amplify our existing program area work and help us produce greater impact across our grantmaking. Duke University experts helped us formulate the shared outcomes that steer our Zero to Eight work. In this e-newsletter, we invite you to learn more about how we’re supporting services for children prenatal to age 8.
The pandemic has stressed hospitals across the Carolinas both medically and financially. We speak with Michelle Fortune, head of St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, N.C., to see how one small rural hospital has fought its way through the challenges.
As executive director of Guilford Community Care Network, Lisa Duck sees firsthand how COVID-19 is exacerbating health disparities in historically marginalized communities.
Carole Swiecicki, head of the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston, S.C., discusses how her organization has shifted to provide much-needed therapy, training and outreach services.
From providing space for telehealth counseling to delivering meals to families in need, churches across North Carolina are putting faith into action to support their communities.
Thanks to a new initiative coordinated by Read Charlotte, families now have access to free online resources to help their children gain literacy skills at home.