- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: LEAP began in 2008 as a volunteer effort at several local churches to tutor adults and school-aged children. In 2012, LEAP created its first preK class. In 2013, LEAP became an independent nonprofit organization. In 2015, LEAP opened its second preK site: the EDCI/LEAP Academy. LEAP has grown beyond its original mission of serving only Latino children. In 2013, the board of directors approved the following mission statement: Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers Latino and other children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high-quality preschool and ongoing support through middle school.
2017-18 DGIN funding will help cover a mindfulness/yoga instructor’s fee for leading classes for LEAP’s students and parents, teacher training, and supplies (for yoga, exercise and snacks).