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LEAP IS CLOSED but our work continues.

LEAP ESTÁ CERRADO pero nuestro trabajo continúa.

LEAP made the difficult decision to close on Monday, March 16th. We are working hard to stay connected to our families. Our preschool students have received boxes of materials, and are accessing videos made by their teachers. Our tutoring and ESL students are connecting online. Our staff are calling families, helping with assignments and offering resources. It's second-best to being together, but we're making it work! 

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 on-going support through middle school.

Our plans for summer camp are on hold for now. You are still welcome to apply! 

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Jingle Bell LEAP Sponsors!

Bull City Running


CT Wilson  

Jesters Gifts 

501 Realty - Marty Lindsey 

Glenn Eagle Lending  . 

Gonza Taco



Investors Trust 


Mad Hatter's Cafe & Bake Shop

Parker & Otis 

Sports Endeavors

State Farm Insurance - Marty Lindsey

Urban Durham Realty - Susan Herst

LEAP, c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1737 Hillandale Road

Durham, NC 27705

p: 919-286-2273

f:  919-416-9529

Why do we teach our preschool children in English and Spanish?  Several reasons: 

1) Children who continue to develop their first language learn a second language better. 

2) Becoming fluent in a second language is an asset in today's economy. 

3) Learning a second language develops other valuable skills as well - including complex reasoning and persistence. 


4) We show our Latinx students' families that we respect their culture.