CAPE was founded in 2015, growing out of projects started by the Durham Council of PTAs and Organize 2020, a statewide caucus of public school educators committed to social, racial, and economic justice. Having grown beyond our initial project, CAPE is now organized as a member of the Southern Vision Alliance, a 501(c)(3) grassroots intermediary organized for the charitable and educational purposes of providing infrastructure, capacity-building, and assistance to youth-centered organizations and program.