Our Vision

All Durham youth will complete a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by age 25.

Roughly 40 percent of Durham’s young people may not be on track to complete high school, achieve a postsecondary credential of some kind or gain employment by the time they are 25.

Who We Are

Made in Durham is a community partnership of engaged educators, business, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults aligning their resources and initiatives to create an education-to-career system that better equips Durham’s youth for career and life success and builds a stronger local workforce.

Creating an education-to-career system

Made in Durham partners are collaborating to create an education-to-career system that enables every young person in Durham to:

Graduate from high-school

Engage in work experiences that prepare them for a career

Complete a postsecondary credential

Secure living-wage work

News

Three local leaders tapped to co-chair Made in Durham Advisory Team

February 14, 2018
County, education and youth-serving nonprofit representatives will lead the work of the team that steers Made in Durham’s work on the ground.

Durham Bulls staff coach students on preparing for work

January 29, 2018
Seventeen students from Achievement Academy of Durham, Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center (PLC) and LIFE Skills Foundation heard from four senior Bulls staff who shared their personal career-path stories and offered job-seeking advice, then led students on a ball park tour.

Made in Durham’s Youth Network take racial equity training

January 22, 2018
Members of Made in Durham's Youth Network and youth served by several partner organizations examined the nation's narrative through the lens of racial equity in January.
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Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, business, government, youth-serving nonprofits and young people mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham’s youth will complete high school and a post-secondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25.
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