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Durham high schoolers discover learning and career opportunities at Durham Tech

October 13, 2016

Hundreds of students from Durham high schools converged on Durham Technical Community College Oct. 12 to discover many of the promising career options available to them and the many ways the college helps students prepare for career success. MORE

Durham YouthWork Internship Program seeks 50 new paid summer internships

October 12, 2016

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program this week launched its scale-up campaign, seeking employers willing to offer 50 new paid internships, for a total 250, to Durham youth ages 14-24 during the summer of 2017. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham taps Nancy Cox as executive director

October 11, 2016

Career educator and former Durham Public Schools board member Nancy Cox has been named executive director of Achievement Academy of Durham, a nonprofit dropout recovery program. MORE

Career pathway partners speak at statewide workforce development conference

October 6, 2016

Made in Durham Executive Director Meredythe Holmes and regional partners took center stage Oct. 5 at the NCWorks Partnership Conference, sharing their insights on how to collaborate to create regional career pathways that can steer workers to employment in high-growth industries. MORE

Employers invited to Nov. 4 Power of Partnership Summit

October 5, 2016

Leading businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and educators across Durham are collaborating in unprecedented ways to help local youth connect work and learning, which research shows can keep them in school and on track for careers. MORE

Made in Durham Youth Network selects 2016-2017 members

September 30, 2016

Thirty Durham youth ages 14-24 will bring the youth voice and perspective to Made in Durham's work during the coming year. MORE

YouthWork Internship Program offers value for Durham students and employers

September 18, 2016

Menelik Lemons spent six weeks of his summer calculating drainage flow and analyzing traffic data for Kimley-Horn, one of the country’s premier design consulting firms. MORE

Made in Durham taps Valerie Anderson for key youth strategy role

September 12, 2016

Valerie Anderson, Ph.D., has been named youth transitions strategist for Made in Durham, where she facilitates the work of the Durham Futures action team to re-engage youth who have dropped out of school and help them graduate from high school, transition successfully to post-secondary credentialing opportunities and secure living-wage work. MORE

Achievement Academy interns help build community playground

September 6, 2016

Student interns from Achievement Academy of Durham joined more than 250 volunteers who planned and built a community playground at Crest Street Park, adjacent to the school.  MORE

Hub Farm seeds career development for Durham youth

July 7, 2016

On any given day, Durham Public Schools students may be found picking and washing fresh produce, planting seedlings and weeding pesky intruders from garden beds at the Hub Farm. MORE


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