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.

The foundation’s grant will help pay the salaries of a staff member who helps young people ages 14-24 secure work-based learning opportunities, which research shows can motivate students to stay in school. The grant will also support a data strategist, who will help evaluate and inform the partnership’s work.

“Bank of America is proud to support Made in Durham’s goal to mobilize businesses, government, educators and the nonprofit sector to create jobs for Durham youth and further drive economic mobility in our region,” said Kari Stoltz, Bank of America Triangle Market President.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation focuses on building pathways to economic mobility by addressing issues of workforce development and education, basic needs and community development. It is committed to advancing a more diverse and inclusive society by expanding opportunities and supporting equitable solutions that enable low-income communities to grow and prosper.

Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, businesses, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham’s youth will complete high school and a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25. For more information, visit www.madeindurham.org.

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