Empowered Parents in Community (EPiC)

EPiC is a well-respected, purposeful, Durham-based non-profit parent empowerment and advocacy organization. EPiC provides resources and tools to help parents, educators and others create better schools. Our tools bridge school and home for students by empowered Black parents and their allies to close the opportunity gap. 

  • Our Circles of Hope are support groups for parents/caregivers that focus on parent wellness, stress management, and navigating the educational system.
  • Our Listening Sessions are a place where we gather community members together to hear about their lived experiences as it relates to education and systemic inequities. 
  • Our Community Forums with educators, parents and students bring those with lived experience together to offer parent-led solutions that address data driven inequities found within a school or school system. 
  • Our Collectives are groups of parents/caregivers who focus on a specific advocacy issue. EPiC  holds space to pull parents together with the same areas of interest to close the opportunity gap and work toward advocacy together

EPiC creates a safe space to collectively navigate, disrupt, dismantle and rebuild a better education system together.

Who We Serve:

Specifically for BIPOC (Black, indigenous and people of color) parents or caregivers; however, our affinity groups are open to any parent or caregiver of a Black child

Where Can You Get Services:

Durham, NC and surrounding areas

How To Get Connected:

Visit our website epic-nc.org, email info@epic-nc.org, or join our network to stay abreast of scheduled events, programming, and volunteer opportunities.


PAAC Membership Fee for the school community (depends on level of commitment). Circles of Hope groups are free to parents/caregivers.

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