The Down East Partnership for Children


Launching Every Child as a Healthy Lifelong Learner

Incorporated in 1993, the Down East Partnership for Children was established when a group of citizens and leaders from Nash and Edgecombe counties came together to address the needs of children and families in our communities.

Learn more about DEPC’s history through this 20-Year Evolution of DEPC.

Our Mission

To launch every child as a healthy, lifelong learner by the end of the third grade.

Our Vision

We believe that all children and their families can reach their full potential when surrounded by a united and supportive community.

To achieve this vision, DEPC strategically invests approximately $7 million yearly into the education system that supports children 0-8 and their families. This investment supports programs at DEPC and in partnering agencies throughout Nash and Edgecombe counties.