February 2016
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Made in Durham Youth Network seeks research project participants
Made in Durham's Youth Network will host a series of focus groups to explore how Durham Public Schools prepares students for career success. READ MORE
Made in Durham hosts coalition-building workshop for career pathway partners
More than 40 regional educators and workforce partners involved in creating regional career pathways for youth convene to learn model ways to collaborate effectively. READ MORE
YouthWork seeks businesses and organizations to host internships for Durham youth
Organizations can offer paid internships for youth ages 14-24, pay for an intern to be placed in a community agency or offer an internship placement subsidized by another organization. READ MORE
Emerging Issues Forum focuses on workforce solutions
More than 1,000 participants from business, government, education and the nonprofit sector focused on mapping a practical plan to win the global battle for good future jobs. READ MORE
Anderson and Basnight join Made in Durham staff
Made in Durham has hired two new staff people to support the work of partners creating an education-to-career system for Durham youth. READ MORE
Good Reads
Futurework Disruption Index for North Carolina
Institute for Emerging Issues READ MORE
The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth
Corporation for National and Community Service and White House Council for Community Solutions READ MORE
Investing in Tomorrow: Helping Families Build Savings and Assets
Annie E. Casey Foundation READ MORE
In The Media
How can community partners ensure that college success includes career supports, particularly for disconnected students?
Supporting Postsecondary Student Success, A Tactical Guidebook | February 2016
The Institute for Higher Education Policy interviews Made in Durham staffers Laura Wendell, business engagement strategist, and Lydia Newman, youth transitions strategist, for Chapter 2 of its guidebook. READ MORE
Perils And Promise: A New Superintendent Takes On Rural Problems
WUNC | Jan. 26, 2016
Leonide Inge talks with Vance Schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson about the opportunity gap. READ MORE
StepUp Ministry helps connect Triangle job seekers with new employment
WRAL.com | Jan. 20, 2016
WRAL reports on StepUp Ministry's new program dedicated to motivating people who may be unemployed, under-employed or having problems finding work. READ MORE
Reducing suspensions
The Herald-Sun | Dec. 14, 2015
An op ed says Durham Public Schools is making encouraging progress in its efforts to curtail the number of students kicked out of school for discipline or behavior problems. READ MORE (subscription required)
Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?
Higher Ed Today | Nov. 25, 2015
The American Council on Education's Chris Nellum and Terry Hartle discuss a surprising and deeply troubling trend: A steep decline in the percentage of low-income students enrolling in college immediately after high school. READ MORE
Made in Durham 2016 Action Plan


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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