Data for Decision-making


Track young people and their education-to-career path to enable strategic action, chart our progress and measure success.

FY 2016 Goal

Develop and maintain a common set of measures that will guide decision-making and chart progress toward success.

FY 2016 Action Steps

  1. Identify specific metrics to measure Made in Durham success.
  2. Identify sources of data and collect baselines for metrics.
  3. Develop and publicize Metrics Dashboard that charts progress toward measures
  4. Develop priority disaggregations of data measures for primary barriers to success.
  5. Monitor emerging industry clusters to align career pathways with jobs-producing industries.


Jeanette Barker
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for IR, IE and Planning
N.C. Central University

Drew Cummings
Assistant County Manager
Durham County

John Killeen
Neighborhood Compass Manager
City of Durham

Tom Jaynes
Senior Vice President
Durham Technical Community College

Julie Spencer
Assistant Superintendent for Research and Accountability
Durham Public Schools

Lorraine Taylor
Youth Opportunity Initiative


Meredythe Holmes



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