News & Events

Achievement Academy of Durham graduates 15 former dropouts

December 12, 2016

Fifteen former high school dropouts walked proudly before a packed room Nov. 17 to receive certificates for earning theirs GEDS, a major milestone achieved with help from Achievement Academy of Durham, a nonprofit dropout recovery program, and its community partners. MORE

Made in Durham partners offer giving opportunities

December 9, 2016

Holiday giving projects organized by two Made in Durham partners offer opportunities for helping Durham residents of all ages. MORE

Duke University employee-funded project examines mental health barriers to school and life success

December 1, 2016

Anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges plague millions of Americans each year, including many Durham youth and young adults, causing them to struggle to achieve success in school and work. MORE

DPS Career and Technical Education event celebrates employers, showcases offerings

November 20, 2016

More than 150 employers, educators, students and public officials converged at Southern School of Energy & Sustainability Oct. 25 for Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education's "An Evening with CTE." MORE

Cisco volunteer team develops custom software platform to support Made in Durham’s work

November 15, 2016

Management of Made in Durham's partner engagement and strategic interventions received a major technology boost in October with the launch of a custom software solution developed by a volunteer team from Cisco. MORE

Durham Tech’s BioWork Plus Career Pathway Program graduates ready for job opportunities

November 11, 2016

Nine young adults recently celebrated completing Durham Technical Community College's BioWork Plus Career Pathway program, an intensive, 12-week certificate program qualifying them for entry-level positions in the Triangle's thriving biotechnology industry. Two days later, employers were on campus ready to provide those graduates with job opportunities. MORE

YouthWork Summit prepares high school students for careers

November 9, 2016

More than 90 high school students from across Durham County learned about career readiness, local support resources and opportunities for summer internships Nov. 8 at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development's annual YouthWork Summit. MORE

Belk Endowment executive calls for systemic change in preparing youth for career success

November 7, 2016

Business, education, government and nonprofit leaders from across Durham convened Nov. 4 for Made Durham's inaugural Power of Partnership Summit. MORE

Juvenile Justice Institute executive director joins Made in Durham Advisory Team

November 2, 2016

Lorraine C. Taylor, Ph.D., executive director of the Juvenile Justice Institute at N.C. Central University, has joined the Advisory Team of made in Durham, the community partnership of educators, business, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham's youth will complete high school and a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25. MORE

Made in Durham counselor helps former dropouts enter college

October 16, 2016

Markeci Thomas knew he wanted do more with his life after graduating from high school this past June – the first of eight children in his family to do so – and knew he wanted to attend college. But he had no idea how to begin the process of finding and applying to the right school. MORE

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