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  • DURHAM PREK: FIRST 5 CLASSROOMS

    03.14.2019, Thursday

    In 2018, the Durham County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a new local investment of $2.16 million to expand access to high quality pre-k programs for more children in

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    03.12.2019, Tuesday

    Durham’s rising kindergartners need your help! As part of our Transition to Kindergarten Initiative, a collaboration with Durham Public Schools, we are gearing up for “Kindergarten, Here I Come!” events

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  • Read Across America Day!

    03.01.2019, Friday

    Today and Tomorrow are “Read Across America Days,” in the classroom on Friday, and in the broader community on Saturday (celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday)! In 1997, The National Education

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  • The Many Voices of Literacy

    02.26.2019, Tuesday

    With this being Read Across America Week, we thought it best to share about our very own literacy event coming soon. Friday, March 8th, The Partnership is hosting The Many

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  • Seven Days of Seuss!

    02.19.2019, Tuesday

    Dr. Seuss: A Week to Remember In honor of Read Across America Week, the 25th Anniversary Smart Start Gala, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, The Partnership is hosting Seven Days of

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  • We Love Our Teachers, so Let’s Pay Them!

    02.14.2019, Thursday

    What is WAGE$? The Child Care WAGE$® Program, a program funded through The Partnership’s Smart Start allocation, provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid teachers, directors and family child care providers

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  • FAITH SUMMIT on Racism & Child Poverty

    02.07.2019, Thursday

    Please join The Partnership along with so many others who care about Durham for the 2019 Faith Summit on Racism & Child Poverty on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 8:30

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  • Let’s Talk BABIES!

    02.05.2019, Tuesday

    Our brains grow faster between the ages of 0 and 3 than at any later point in our lives. We need to invest in the first three years of life

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  • SMART START 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

    01.30.2019, Wednesday

    Everyone who cares about kids, this is an event you don’t want to miss! The Partnership would like to invite you to the Smart Start 25th Anniversary Gala. Hosted at

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  • HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE

    01.24.2019, Thursday

    As we jump into the New Year, we also reflect upon the wonderful season of giving. The 13th Annual Holiday Book Drive was yet again was a huge success! For

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