The response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Durham and our community has been swift and remarkable. DCA established this site in mid March to address immediate needs as we transitioned to the stay-at-home orders.

As the community has adjusted to the “new normal” the demand for urgent informational resources has waned. As a result, this site will be retired on July 1, 2020. If you have questions about our office or our work, please contact us at:

Re-Opening NC: Answers to Legal Questions

This event is sponsored by Bowens & Averhart, PLLC, a law firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Special thank you to our guest Durham County’s District Attorney, Satana Deberry, who will share information regarding compassionate release in Durham County.

Harry Potter at Home

so many of us still staying at home, we are asking friends from the Wizarding World and beyond to read all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone for us.
Some of the best-loved faces from global entertainment, music and sport have lent their voices to the story they love by recording videos of themselves reading the timeless first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone.
We, alongside J.K. Rowling, have announced seven of those readers from the stellar line-up today.
Excitingly, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne are amongst the cast of narrators, with more surprises and special appearances from across the Wizarding World and beyond to come. Each will be reading different sections of this iconic book – with its themes of family, friendship, courage and overcoming adversity – to families around the world.
Find more here!

Durham Universal Pre-K Applications

Durham’s Universal Pre-K is now accepting applications online for the 2020-21 school year!

You can access the online application at The application takes 20-30 minutes to complete through Survey Monkey. Answers cannot be saved, so please be sure to begin the application when you have time to complete it.
Families can still schedule a virtual application appointment by calling 1-833-773-5338. Please leave a message and a counselor will call you to set up an appointment.
The application will be available in Spanish soon.

Durham’s Universal Pre-K está aceptando solicitudes en línea para el año escolar 2020-21!

Puede acceder a la solicitud en línea en La aplicación tarda 20-30 minutos en completarse a través de Survey Monkey. Las respuestas no se pueden guardar, así que asegúrese de comenzar la aplicación cuando tenga tiempo de completarla.
Las familias aún pueden programar una aplicación virtual cita llamando al 1-833-773-5338. Por favor, deje un mensaje y un consejero lo llamará para programar una cita.
La aplicación estará disponible en español pronto.

Recursos gratis durante el Coronavirus

Estaremos haciendo actualizaciones regulares, así que chequéalo a menudo.

Más que nunca, ISLA está comprometido a proporcionar el apoyo para mantener nuestra comunidad fuerte y conectada durante este tiempo. Hemos reunido una lista de varios recursos y servicios gratuitos para ayudar a las comunidades locales hispanas/latinas para enfrentar la situación del COVID-19.

En los próximos días y semanas, seguiremos proporcionando actualizaciones y recursos adicionales a medida que estén disponibles.