News & Events

Durham employers prepare to host YouthWork summer interns

May 16, 2018

Employers who will host youth for internships this summer through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program convened for orientation and training at Durham Technical Community College on May 15, part of a range of quality improvements the program undertook this year.   MORE

DPS honors WorkKeys recipients for attaining key employability skills

May 4, 2018

More than 400 Durham high school seniors are graduating this year with a national credential demonstrating they are career ready in a range of essential hard and soft skills. MORE

Made in Durham executive Lorenza Wilkins graduates from Leadership Triangle 2018

May 1, 2018

Made in Durham Senior Director of Programs and Operations Lorenza Wilkins graduated with regional colleagues May 1 from the Leadership Triangle 2018 regional class. MORE

Voice of youth helps shape work of Made in Durham

April 23, 2018

The voice and perspective of Durham's young people gained permanent representation on Made in Durham's Advisory Team April 11 when members of the Made in Durham Youth Network took their seats as full members of that team. MORE

Made in Durham seeks nominations for FY 2019 Youth Network

April 20, 2018

Made in Durham seeks nominations for young people ages 14-24 to represent the diverse faces and experiences of young people in Durham by serving on the Made in Durham Youth Network. MORE

Durham high school students explore the world of work over spring break

April 16, 2018

While most students relaxed or vacationed this spring break, participants in Durham Public Schools' Scholars-At-Work Program were busy networking with employers and building their professional resumes. MORE

Made in Durham intern supports youth action projects

April 16, 2018

Brittany Chambers, a Master of School Administration candidate at N.C. Carolina Central University, is working part-time with the Youth Network through June supporting members with their eight action projects related to racial equity. MORE

McKinney speaks with Durham educators on power, privilege and Latinx student

April 9, 2018

Power is the ability to write and control the narratives about ourselves, as well as the narratives about others, Made in Durham'sYouth Engagement Strategist/Racial Equity Lead Dan McKinney told a group of Durham Public Schools teachers April 7 during a professional development program. MORE

Durham youth explore Duke Energy career opportunities

March 29, 2018

A group of Durham youth discovered a multitude of job possibilities March 28 during a visit to the Duke Energy operations center on Hillsborough Road, part of the Duke Energy Students@Work career preparation event. MORE

Disconnected young person finds school success through United Way-supported program

March 18, 2018

Four Durham Futures program partners – Achievement Academy of Durham, Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center, Durham Technical Community College's Gateway to College program and Durham Literacy Center – pilot a range of academic, career and social supports for "opportunity youth" – those who are disconnected from school and work – ages 14-24. MORE

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