EDCI focuses its efforts on a 120-block, 1.2-square-mile area east of downtown Durham, known as the EDCI Zone. This area was first targeted in 2008 when it was determined to be the most vulnerable neighborhood in Durham.
While the community does face unique challenges such as poverty, unemployment, substance addiction and abuse, and higher rates of crime, obesity, and child maltreatment, it is also home to a number of resident-led groups, engaged local businesses, faith groups, and community leaders all dedicated to building a thriving East Durham.
The EDCI Zone is bordered by Alston Avenue to the west, Holloway Street to the north, Miami Boulevard to the east, and Hoover Road and Highway 147 to the south. Our offices are centrally located in the EDCI Zone at the intersection of East Main and Driver streets.
The schools either within the Zone or serving children in the Zone include Y.E. Smith Elementary, Eastway Elementary, Maureen Joy Charter School, KIPP Durham College Preparatory, Neal Middle School, and Southern High School.
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