April 2016
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Industry advisory board expands work-based learning for Durham students
Jaavid Malette checks out electronic components at Triangle Ecycling, one of many local businesses helping Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education (CTE) program connect its 15,000 students to work experiences that lead to greater academic and career success. READ MORE
Defining Data for Decision-making
By Ben Anderson, Made in Durham Data Strategist
A barrage of media reports in recent weeks have focused on educational achievement and life outcomes for Durham youth. The good news: these issues are receiving attention. The downside: the reports may be more harmful than helpful. READ MORE
Made in Durham recruits Youth Network members
A series of June information sessions will be held to inform community youth ages 14-24 about the network and encourage interested youth to apply. READ MORE
IEI FutureWork initiative hosts five project-based learning activities
Organizers seek to better prepare North Carolina's workforce for new opportunities created by technological job loss in five key industry sectors. READ MORE
Bellamy and Newman brief educators on Made in Durham reengagement model
The N.C. Employment and Training Association invites Made in Durham partners to share insights about their work to reengage disconnected students and prepare them for academic and career success. READ MORE
Shearer and Newman participate in national reengagement convening
Made in Durham partners share and gain insights on serving youth who have disconnected from school and work at 2016 Reengagement Plus!, held in Dubuque, Iowa, March 16-18. READ MORE
Durham YouthWork Program seeks host organizations for summer internships
YouthWork seeks local businesses and organizations willing to offer real-world work opportunities to nearly 800 youth, ages 14 to 24, seeking summer internship opportunities. READ MORE
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Made in Durham
Board of Directors

Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine, Chair
Jack Bailey, GlaxoSmithKline, Vice Chair
Anita Brown-Graham, Institute for Emerging Issues, Vice Chair
Al Siemens, FHI Foundation, Treasurer
Andrea Harris, N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, Secretary

Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Casey Barr-Rios, Made in Durham Youth Network
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
David Dodson, MDC
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Kenneth Hammond, Union Baptist Church
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Samone Oates-Bullock, Made in Durham Youth Network
Elaine O'Neal, N.C. Superior Court Judge
Ed Paradise, Cisco
Ivan Kohar Parra, Durham CAN
Luis Pastor, Latino Community Credit Union
Machelle Sanders, Biogen
Debra Saunders-White, N.C. Central University
Henry Scherich, Measurement Incorporated
Bill Shore, Durham Chamber of Commerce
Steven Williams, GLOBAL Ventures of North America LLC
Brad Wilson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Leslie Winner, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Ex Officio
Tom Bonfield, City of Durham
Wendell Davis, Durham County
Bert L'Homme, Durham Public Schools

Advisory Team

Michael Becketts, Durham County Social Services
Esther Coleman, City of Durham
Drew Cummings, Durham County
Arnold Dennis, Juvenile Justice Institute
Kevin Dick, City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development
Gayle Erdheim, Achievement Academy of Durham
Tom Jaynes, Durham Technical Community College
Dan Kimberg, Student U
Ann Oshel, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Jenni Owen, Duke University Center for Child & Family Policy
Gudrun Parmer, Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center
David Reese, East Durham Children's Initiative
Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, El Centro Hispano
Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
John White, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Stacey Wilson-Norman, Durham Public Schools

Executive Director
Meredythe Holmes

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