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Dan McKinney tapped to direct youth engagement strategies for Made in Durham

August 31, 2017

Student U history teacher and academic coach Dan McKinney has been named youth engagement strategist for Made in Durham. MORE

Youth Network welcomes new members, focuses on youth engagement in systems change

August 30, 2017

The Made in Durham Youth Network welcomed 27 young people ages 14-24 as its third cohort of Durham youth focused on providing the youth perspective and engagement in the partnership's work to create an education-to-career system that supports all Durham youth. MORE

Sponsorships available for 2017 Power of Partnership Summit

August 14, 2017

Sponsorships are available for Made in Durham’s 2017 Power of Partnership Summit, an annual celebration and report to the community on the results and impact of partnership. MORE

Student recounts summer internship experience with McKim & Creed

July 23, 2017

I've got a better understanding of what I want to do, which is a construction manager with a focus in sustainable building, but I also want to be a CAD technician. Fortunately, it's super easy to be both! I've always loved using Autodesk programs, and this internship finally made me realize that I could definitely do that for half my life. MORE

Made in Durham receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

June 23, 2017

Made in Durham has received a $5,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its work creating an education-to-career system in Durham that helps more young people complete high school, obtain a post-secondary credential and secure life-sustaining work by age 25. MORE

Alternative schools graduate 125

June 20, 2017

More than 120 young people from four Durham alternative education programs walked across stages this spring to receive high school diplomas or GED certificates thanks to the efforts of Made in Durham education partners and a range of academic, career and social supports.  MORE

Made in Durham board approves FY 2018 work plan

June 19, 2017

Racial equity and student advising emerge as priorities for Made in Durham during the 2018 fiscal year with the Board of Directors' approval June 19 of a new Plan of Work to advance the partnership's education-to-career system-building efforts. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham launches website and fundraising campaign

May 17, 2017

Achievement Academy of Durham, a nonprofit offering GED preparation at no cost for all students, has launched its new website with the help of community volunteers. MORE

DPS racial equity director hosts community conversation on equity

May 10, 2017

Durham Public Schools’ new director of the Office of Equity Affairs co-hosted a Community Conversation on Racial Equity in Schools with Village of Wisdom May 9, inviting members of the public to share their equity concerns and discuss potential solutions. MORE

Employers, workforce partners and educators explore apprenticeship program opportunities

April 28, 2017

Regional employers joined workforce developers and educators at the Apprenticeship Durham Summit April 27 to discuss and explore how to develop apprenticeship programs that help more people enter rewarding careers and employers tap a valuable source of talent. MORE

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