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Made in Durham receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

June 23, 2017

Made in Durham has received a $5,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its work creating an education-to-career system in Durham that helps more young people complete high school, obtain a post-secondary credential and secure life-sustaining work by age 25. MORE

Alternative schools graduate 125

June 20, 2017

More than 120 young people from four Durham alternative education programs walked across stages this spring to receive high school diplomas or GED certificates thanks to the efforts of Made in Durham education partners and a range of academic, career and social supports.  MORE

Made in Durham board approves FY 2018 work plan

June 19, 2017

Racial equity and student advising emerge as priorities for Made in Durham during the 2018 fiscal year with the Board of Directors' approval June 19 of a new Plan of Work to advance the partnership's education-to-career system-building efforts. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham launches website and fundraising campaign

May 17, 2017

Achievement Academy of Durham, a nonprofit offering GED preparation at no cost for all students, has launched its new website with the help of community volunteers. MORE

DPS racial equity director hosts community conversation on equity

May 10, 2017

Durham Public Schools’ new director of the Office of Equity Affairs co-hosted a Community Conversation on Racial Equity in Schools with Village of Wisdom May 9, inviting members of the public to share their equity concerns and discuss potential solutions. MORE

Employers, workforce partners and educators explore apprenticeship program opportunities

April 28, 2017

Regional employers joined workforce developers and educators at the Apprenticeship Durham Summit April 27 to discuss and explore how to develop apprenticeship programs that help more people enter rewarding careers and employers tap a valuable source of talent. MORE

Achievement Academy students explore health careers

April 21, 2017

Five ambitious students at Achievement Academy of Durham participated in the Achieving Career and Educational Success elective (ACES), focusing on career exploration in the health and wellness field. MORE

Durham Tech alternative school recognized nationally

April 19, 2017

Gateway to College alternative school at Durham Technical Community College has been recognized for its success helping students earn high school diplomas. MORE

Made in Durham partners participate in Lumina Foundation’s nation Talent Hubs Workshop

April 14, 2017

Made in Durham partners joined other national education-to-career leaders April 12-13 in Washington, D.C., for a Lumina Foundation Talent Hubs Workshop. MORE

State grants $53,384 for Durham YouthWork internships

April 6, 2017

The N.C. Department of Commerce has provided two Maximize Carolina grants totaling $53,384 to the Durham Workforce Development Board to fund 40 new summer internships through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program. MORE

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