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DEPC Job Opening – Healthy Kids Specialist

The Down East Partnership for Children is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Healthy Kids Specialist. A background in health, nutrition, and community engagement is preferred. The candidate must also be able to work with diverse teams on multiple priorities with an enthusiastic and helpful attitude.   Healthy Kids Specialist PRIMARY PURPOSE:  … Read more


Triple P Featured on WRAL

 “Triple P approach helps parents create positive, nurturing environment.” WRAL TV posted a feature on the Triple P Parenting Program.  Click here to see more about Triple P on WRAL! Click here for more information about Triple P in our community. 

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Summer Feeding Program Celebration

The Partnership hosted a celebration to thank community volunteers and partners for participating in the successful Summer Feeding Program. This year 55 sites participated in Nash and Edgecombe counties serving 60,216 meals to children and families in June and July. Participants shared success stories and provided heartfelt examples of how the program made a difference  … Read more

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Milton & Miles 10% Back Program to Support Healthy Kids Initiative

On Aug. 23 and Sept. 27, if you eat at Milton and Miles in the Imperial Center, 10% of the sales will go directly to the Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) and the sustainability of the garden on the Discovery Park.  Please share with your friends and coworkers!!!


Henrietta Zalkind’s column in The Telegram: Moving toward health

If you missed Henrietta Zalkind’s column in the Rocky Mount Telegram on growing healthier kids and building a healthier community, please check it out! Either click on this link to connect to the article or read it below.   Henrietta Zalkind: Moving toward health One thing is certain. Change is constant. Whether it is in  … Read more


Registration Now Open for Incredible Years – Preschool Series

The Incredible Years – Preschool Series will begin on Thursday, Aug. 27. If you are a parent of a child ages 3-5 years of age (not yet enrolled in Kindergarten), this series is for you! Win fabulous prizes while learning positive parenting techniques. As a participant you will receive: Free dinner and child care. Weekly  … Read more


Community for Unity Festival

The Down East Partnership for Children will be at the 2015 Community for Unity Festival on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Joy at Boone Street Park. We will be on hand for enrollment in NC Pre-K, the Incredible Years program for parents of children 3-5 years of age  … Read more


Community Fellows Graduation

DEPC Celebrates 15 leaders at the Community Fellows Graduation. Keynote speaker included Larry D. Turner, Deputy Inspector General with the Department of Labor in Washington, DC.   Pictured at the event: First Row: Tammy Royster, Delores Porter, Lula Davis, Barbara Whitaker Second Row: Nanette Hunter, Angela Jones, Carolyn Thomas, Carol Hayes Third Row: Donnell Staton, Lawrence  … Read more

Down East Partnership For Children ROH March 2015 with Janice W

DEPC Receives “Ribbon of Hope Grant”

(Rocky Mount, NC)-The Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) announced today that they will be the recipient of North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation’s $25,000 “Ribbon of Hope” to continue the Partnership’s ongoing Ready Schools and Ready Communities programs supporting family and community engagement in elementary schools in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation  … Read more


All Pro Dad Summit Brings Schools Together

We had a WONDERFUL and SUCCESSFUL All Pro Dad Summit on Wednesday, June 24th facilitated by Mr. Daniel Riley of Teach for America (Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development). Great conversation took place between principals and assistant principals of both Nash & Edgecombe County school districts, faith-based partners, team captains, and dads. Because of the relationships  … Read more