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My Brother’s Keeper Durham hosts regional racial equity convening

March 15, 2017

Leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sector, as well as young men of color, convened in Durham March 13-14 for the 2017 Cities United Regional Convening titled, Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity, hosted by My Brother's Keeper Durham (MBK Durham). MORE

The Forest at Duke grant provides technology resources for Achievement Academy

March 8, 2017

Students at Achievement Academy of Durham (AAD) are preparing for the GED from home, collaborating in online classrooms and learning about Selma, the moon and more thanks to a grant from The Forest at Duke. MORE

Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative focuses on developing talent pipeline

February 25, 2017

Employers seek experience first and credentials second when hiring talent. Educators and workforce developers must help young people develop both in order to prepare them for jobs and careers, speakers said at the Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative gathering Feb. 24. MORE

Samone Oates-Bullock: Lifting Up People of Color

February 19, 2017

Once a week, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Samone Oates-Bullock may be found at a Chapel Hill elementary school exercising, chatting and sharing experiences with students in grades 3-5. MORE

Durham Futures initiative showcased at Lumina Foundation event

February 17, 2017

Made in Durham’s Durham Futures initiative took center stage Feb. 15 at Lumina Foundation’s Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) Showcase. MORE

Q&A with Achievement Academy of Durham’s new program counselor

January 20, 2017

chievement Academy of Durham staff realized at a retreat last spring that they had the classroom covered, but needed a specialist to help students deal with challenges outside their walls.  A program counselor position had been vacant for more than a year. MORE

Durham Bulls offers job coaching to alternative school students

January 15, 2017

Durham Bulls managers offered these and other tips to about 30 Durham alternative school students during a December customer service training session that may land some of them summer jobs with the ball club. MORE

Durham YouthWork Internship Program seeks 50 new paid summer internships

January 12, 2017

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program continues its scale-up campaign, seeking employers who can offer paid internships to Durham youth ages 14-24 during the summer of 2017. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham wins $31,000 in grants

January 8, 2017

Achievement Academy of Durham has received $31,000 in grant funding from three philanthropies.  MORE

Community group seeks input on plans for supporting housing for insecure young adults in Durham

January 4, 2017

A broad-based group of nonprofits and government agencies that serve homeless and housing insecure young adults is reaching out to assess Durham’s capacity to collaboratively serve homeless and at-risk youth ages 15-24 through street outreach and a walk-in resource center. MORE


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