News & Events

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

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

Made in Durham interns capture stories of youth journeys to success

July 2, 2018

Two summer interns are helping Made in Durham document the stories of young people who are on the path to college and career success. MORE

Local executives join Made in Durham board of directors

June 25, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina President and CEO Patrick Conway, M.D., and Capitol Broadcasting Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon have joined the board of directors of Made in Durham. MORE

Self-Help Credit Union awards scholarship to DPS Scholars-at-Work Program student

June 20, 2018

Self-Help Credit Union has awarded a $500 scholarship to Durham Public Schools graduate Amy Gallego, who worked at its downtown Durham branch during this past spring break through the 2018 DPS Scholars-at-Work Program. MORE

Durham youth head to summer work experiences

June 20, 2018

Nearly 180 Durham youth ages 14-24 headed to six-week paid summer internships in mid-June thanks to the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, which exposes young people to work experiences, occupations and industries that prepare them for careers. MORE

Alternative school students learn about the benefits of college transfer

June 20, 2018

Attending community college for two years then transferring to a four-year college or university can offer a lower-cost option with more personal attention for students interested in earning a bachelor's degree, a college expert told students attending Durham Literacy Center's youth education program June 19. MORE

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