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


Durham youth build career skills and experience through service

January 6, 2018
When Performance Learning Center (PLC) teacher Wendy Anderson began helping students in her career skills course learn how to prepare a resume, she quickly realized they were missing a key component.

Made in Durham Youth Network elects representatives to board and work teams

December 6, 2017
Thirteen members of Made in Durham's Youth Network have been elected to serve on Made in Durham's board of directors, advisory team and task forces.

Students explore recreation planning careers during Greenway Alliance site visit

November 20, 2017
Students from Made in Durham's academic recovery partner schools learned firsthand in November what it takes to develop and maintain a greenway during a career exploration visit to the East Coast Greenway Alliance headquarters and trail.

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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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