In the Media

Celebrating a strong year, and yet still much to do in Durham Public Sch

The Herald-Sun | July 7, 2017

Outgoing Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert l'Homme reflects on the past year and outlines the work still to be done to ensure success for all students.  MORE

Familiar face named as new chancellor for North Carolina Central

The News & Observer | June 26, 2017

The UNC system leaders name Johnson Akinleye 12th chancellor of the Durham university, and Made in Durham partner, following stints as provost, acting chancellor and interim chancellor. MORE

DPS gets good grade from accrediting agency

The Herald-Sun | April 26, 2017

AdvancED gave Durham Public Schools mostly good news Wednesday as part of the school district’s re-accreditation process. MORE

Executive Voice: Helping students in Durham find a path to success

Triangle Business Journal | April 13, 2017

Durham Technical Community College President William Ingram talks about what is driving the school’s growth and what it means for the region. MORE

Riverside High senior asks DPS Board of Education to improve conditions for students of color

Herald-Sun | March 24, 2017

Student of the Month Jaden Jules takes the opportunity at his recognition ceremony to call for racial equity, a Made in Durham priority. MORE

Social Services Today: Raising hope and fostering dreams

Herald-Sun | February 19, 2017

Michael Becketts, director of Durham County Department of Social Services and members of Made in Durham’s Advisory Team, discusses opportunities for helping foster youth transition to life on their own.  MORE

In Touch with Durham County

Durham Television Network | September 1, 2016

Made in Durham Executive Director Meredythe and … Fulkerson talks about the community partnership that is helping youth connect work, learning and career opportunity. MORE

OP ED: Community must re-engage with Durham Public Schools

The News & Observer | August 21, 2016

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme says the district needs the entire community’s support to reduce the achievement gap. MORE

OP ED: Durham bonds offer a sound investment in education

The News & Observer | August 10, 2016

The N&O’s editorial board says: “Durham Tech would get roughly $20 million for improvements, another serious need at a time when the state’s community colleges are more important than ever.” MORE

A candid conversation

The News & Observer | July 17, 2016

Gang expert Michelle Young says gangs fill a gap for youth ages 14-16 who want to earn money but have no place to work legally. MORE

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