April 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Employers, workforce partners and educators explore apprenticeship program opportunities
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 young people enter rewarding careers and employers tap a valuable source of talent. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Career advisors invited to learn about in-demand occupations and workforce needs at May 5 event
The Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative presents a half-day professional development workshop to help advisors offer more-informed advice to students, customers and clients. READ MORE
Durham Tech alternative school recognized nationally
Gateway to College alternative school at Durham Technical Community College has been recognized for its success helping students earn high school diplomas. The Gateway to College National Network recognizes affiliate programs that exceed national benchmarks. READ MORE
Achievement Academy students explore health careers
Five students participate in the Achieving Career and Educational Success elective, focusing on career exploration in the health and wellness field. READ MORE
Made in Durham partners examine talent development innovation at national gathering
Lumina Foundation's national workshop in April convened education-to-career leaders who intend to apply for grant funding from the Talent Hubs initiative. READ MORE
Performance Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors
Durham Public Schools' alternative school for high school students seeks volunteers to give one-on-one help in reading comprehension, math and other subject areas. READ MORE
State grants $53,000 for Durham YouthWork internships
The N.C. Department of Commerce has provided two Maximize Carolina grants totaling $53,000 that will fund 40 new summer internships through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program. READ MORE
Durham Public Schools Superintendent announces retirement
Bert L'Homme said he will retire Aug. 4 after working with board and staff to adopt a 2017-2018 budget, open schools in the new year and establish a transition plan for an interim superintendent and successor search. READ MORE
Achievement Academy graduate wins Morgan Creek Foundation scholarship
Cristel Campos was motivated to complete high school and pursue college to ensure a bright future for her daughter. READ MORE
DPS gets good grade from accrediting agency
www.heraldsun.com | April 26, 2017
AdvancED gave Durham Public Schools mostly good news Wednesday as part of the school district's re-accreditation process. READ MORE
Executive Voice: Helping students in Durham find a path to success
Triangle Business Journal | April 13, 2017
Durham Technical Community College President William Ingram talks about what is driving the school's growth and what it means for the region. READ MORE
Riverside High senior asks DPS Board of Education to improve conditions for students of color
Herald-Sun | March 24, 2017
Student of the Month Jaden Jules takes the opportunity at his recognition ceremony to call for racial equity, a Made in Durham priority. READ MORE
The Power of Career- and Employer-Focused Training and Education
MRDC | March 2017
Made in Durham 2016 Annual Report


Made in Durham
Board of Directors

Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine, Chair
Jack Bailey, GlaxoSmithKline, Vice Chair
Anita Brown-Graham, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll, Vice Chair
Al Siemens, FHI Foundation, Treasurer
Andrea Harris, Self-Help, Secretary

Johnson Akinleye, Interim Chancellor, N.C. Central University
Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Casey Barr-Rios, Made in Durham Youth Network
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
Rick Brown, Bank of America
Samone Bullock, Made in Durham Youth Network
David Dodson, MDC
Geoff Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
Patrick Fine, FHI 360
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Isaac Green, Piedmont Investment Advisors
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Robin Miller, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Elaine O'Neal, N.C. Superior Court Judge
Ed Paradise, Cisco
Ivan Kohar Parra, Durham CAN
Luis Pastor, Latino Community Credit Union
Henry Scherich, Measurement Incorporated
Steven Williams, GLOBAL Ventures of North America LLC

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

Advisory Team

Esther Coleman, City of Durham
Nancy Cox, Achievement Academy of Durham
Drew Cummings, Durham County
James Futrell, Durham Public Schools
Tom Jaynes, Durham Technical Community College
Alisa McLean, Durham Public Schools
Al McMahill, Durham Public Schools
Jennifer Meade, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Ann Oshel, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
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
Lorraine Taylor, Juvenile Justice Institute
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
John White, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Stacey Wilson-Norman, Durham Public Schools
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U

Executive Director
Meredythe Holmes

Made in Durham Update is published monthly. Send story ideas and comments to Cyndy Falgout at falgout@cyndyfalgout.com

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