News & Events

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

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

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

Career Fair helps high school senior connect with career opportunities

March 15, 2018

Recruiters from the military, government retail, hospitality and education sectors connected with emerging Durham Public Schools talent March 14 at the annual Ready, Set, Go…Launch Your Career! career fair. MORE

Durham’s work-based learning continuum featured at regional workforce event

March 8, 2018

Durham's plan to create a continuum of activities that lead all young people to careers took center stage March 7 at an annual convening of region of workforce development experts. MORE

Made in Durham Youth Network member Interviewed at Durham Women Take No Bull event

March 8, 2018

Jesica Averhart, executive director of Leadership Triangle, interviews Durham Youth Network member Aminah Jenkins March 8 in front of hundreds of women gathered for the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Durham Women Take No Bull event. Here is an excerpt about her work with Made in Durham. Averhart: Let’s talk about your work […] MORE

SummerWork Youth Jobs Expo connects Durham youth and employers

March 5, 2018

Hundreds of Durham high school students and young adults exchanged a leisurely Saturday morning March 3 for the chance to learn valuable information about summer jobs, internships and work-based learning opportunities with dozens of Durham employers.  MORE

Career Conversations offer first step in continuum of work-based learning opportunities

February 15, 2018

Mercedes Arana did not live in the best neighborhood growing up in Miami, did not go to a great school, and was not from a highly educated family. But with the encouragement and guidance of some key teachers and counselors in her life, she earned a Ph.D. and is now a biologist with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park. MORE

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