News & Events

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

Three local leaders tapped to co-chair Made in Durham Advisory Team

February 14, 2018

County, education and youth-serving nonprofit representatives will lead the work of the team that steers Made in Durham’s work on the ground. MORE

Durham Bulls staff coach students on preparing for work

January 29, 2018

Seventeen students from Achievement Academy of Durham, Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center (PLC) and LIFE Skills Foundation heard from four senior Bulls staff who shared their personal career-path stories and offered job-seeking advice, then led students on a ball park tour. MORE

Made in Durham’s Youth Network take racial equity training

January 22, 2018

Members of Made in Durham's Youth Network and youth served by several partner organizations examined the nation's narrative through the lens of racial equity in January. MORE

State government offers internship opportunities for HBCU students

January 19, 2018

A new guide highlights internship opportunities N.C. government agencies offer for students attending historically black institutions of higher education. MORE

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