February 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Samone Oates-Bullock: Lifting Up People of Color
WRAL-TV honored Made in Durham Youth Network and Board of Directors member Samone Oates-Bullock with its Celebrating Black History Month Award and tribute for her service and commitment to lifting up the next generation of African American youth. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Durham Futures showcased at Lumina convening
An animated video describes the collaborative effort focused on helping youth who are not in school or working graduate from high school and enter a post-secondary program. READ MORE
Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative focuses on developing talent pipeline
Made in Durham executive director Meredythe Holmes and partner Ondrea Austin are among featured speakers. READ MORE
Durham youth invited to apply for summer YouthWork internships by March 31
Job listings and applications are online now. READ MORE
MaryAnn Black to serve as N.C. House District 29 representative
The associate vice president for community relations at Duke University Health System, a major funder of Made in Durham, will fill the seat vacated by Larry Hall. READ MORE
Q&A with Achievement Academy of Durham’s new program counselor
Emily Cox began work at the alternative school Jan. 17. READ MORE
Social Services Today: Raising hope and fostering dreams
Herald-Sun | Feb. 19, 2017
Michael Becketts, director of Durham County Department of Social Services and members of Made in Durham’s Advisory Team, discusses opportunities for helping foster youth transition to life on their own. READ MORE
Leveraging Data for Student Success
RTI International
February 2017
Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone
McKinsey & Co.
February 2017
Presidential Transitions and a Time of Opportunity for States
Jan. 24, 2017
Opportunity Youth Find a Career Path at Starbucks
Starbucks News
Oct. 31, 2016
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

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

Michael Becketts, Durham County Social Services
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
Al McMahill, Durham Public Schools
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
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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