March 17, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry
Rhett Mabry shares reflections and insights coming out of the organization-wide effort to renew grantmaking strategies and create measurable impact on the lives and communities of the Carolinas.
March 16, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry, Tamika D. Williams
We are working with foundations from across North Carolina and South Carolina to pool resources in support of nonprofits led by persons of color in communities that have been marginalized.
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New S.C. Initiative Aims to Reduce the Need for Foster Care
S.C. leaders have announced Connected Families, a new public-private initiative to prevent child maltreatment, strengthen families, and improve mental health outcomes for families involved in child welfare services.
April 11, 2022 | S.C. First Steps
Celebrating Our Social Workers During National Social Work Month
March is National Social Work Month. Tamika Williams, associate director of The Duke Endowment’s Child and Family Well-Being program area, reflects on her early days as a child protective services social worker.
March 3, 2022 | Tamika D. Williams
A Key to Whether a Child Succeeds or Fails? Family Support
On a late Saturday afternoon in 1964 in a small North Carolina town, a teenager gave birth to a son. A recent high school graduate, she had dreams of a career that would take her away from rural North Carolina. Instead, she now had a baby, a husband not much older than she and no idea of the challenges ahead. All her hopes and love were poured into her son.
February 1, 2022 | Phillip H. Redmond Jr.
Building Community for Foster Families
Jennifer and Zachary Lynch were at church one Sunday morning when they heard a presentation about the urgent need for foster parents. Married for four years, the Lynches were eager to expand their family, but the idea of fostering hadn’t crossed their minds.
August 16, 2021 | Phillip H. Redmond Jr., Robert R. Webb III
Saluting Dedicated Foster Parents Across the Carolinas
Our Child and Family Well-Being program area spotlights May as National Foster Care Month.
May 17, 2021 | Tamika D. Williams, Phillip H. Redmond Jr.
Why We’re Focusing on Families in 2021
As we fight sickness, anxiety and social upheaval, strong families are more important than ever. That's why our Child and Family Well-Being program area is making strong families its focus for 2021.
January 28, 2021 | Phillip H. Redmond Jr., Tamika D. Williams