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Made in Durham Gets Computers for Students in Need

February 27, 2019

Access to a computer can be crucial for educational and career success, but many of Durham’s youth do not have the funds to purchase their own. Fortunately, Made in Durham has been able to expand computer access for Durham youth with a technology grant from United Way of the Greater Triangle. MORE

Bright Spots Features Made in Durham

January 7, 2019

ncIMPACT and EdNC recently featured Made in Durham in a series called Bright Spots. Among those interviewed were Executive Director Casey and Youth Network Advisor Aminah Jenkins. MORE

Brainstorming Data Challenges with Google Fiber

December 18, 2018

Google Fiber employees join Durham Public Schools and other partners of Made in Durham to brainstorm innovative solutions to large-scale data evaluation challenges. MORE

Durham Featured in US Conference of Mayors Youth Involvement Task Force Report

November 15, 2018

Durham was selected as one of the featured cities in the US Conference of Mayors Youth Involvement Task Force--2018 Best Practices Report. Out of 50 cities who applied to be featured, just 12 were selected.  MORE

Youth Network Members speak at County Commissioners Meeting

November 14, 2018

Made in Durham's Youth Network members Sachdeep Singh and Alexis Plasencia Leos spoke at the Durham County Commissioners meeting late on a Tuesday night.  MORE

Durham youth gain valuable work skills and experience through internships

September 10, 2018

Teamwork. Designing. Building. Speaking up in a workplace. These are a few of the many skills nearly 180 Durham youth gained this summer working in six-week paid internships with local business, government and nonprofit employers. YouthWork intern Antoinique White speaks with fellow interns, like Ivy Jones, to capture the 2018 YouthWork experience in her video […] MORE

Made in Durham’s 2018-2019 Youth Network gets to work

September 7, 2018

Thirty seven Durham youth ages 14-24 will bring the youth voice and perspective to Made in Durham’s work during the coming year. The 2018-2019 Youth Network members were selected in July and members began meeting in August. Network members represent the diversity of the youth experience Durham. They meet every two weeks during the school […] MORE

New program expands mobility for Durham youth

August 31, 2018

Samone Oates-Bullock identified transportation as a key barrier to youth success while serving as a member of Made in Durham’s Youth Network during 2015-2017. She returned to Made in Durham as a regional transit representative in August with a critical piece of the solution: information on GoTriangle’s new Youth GoPass program that lets youth ages […] MORE

Blue Cross NC invests $1.3 million in Made in Durham and other programs that improve early childhood development in the Triangle

August 30, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced today an investment of $1.3 million in three organizations, including Made in Durham, that are working to support early childhood development in Wake and Durham counties. MORE

PYO executive director joins Made in Durham Advisory Team

July 18, 2018

Julie Wells, executive director of Partners for Youth Opportunity (PY0), has joined the Made in Durham Advisory Team. MORE


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