February 2018
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system
Durham Bulls staff coach students on preparing for work
Durham Bulls senior staff share tips on getting a job and keeping it at a January event for students in Durham alternative school programs. Career-readiness events are a key way Durham employers help build the community's talent pipeline. READ THE STORY
Building Our Talent Pipeline
GSK seeks high school seniors for automation technician apprentice program
GSK is accepting applications from high school seniors for a new automation technician apprenticeship program, which will pair paid work at the company's Zebulon plan with paid community college study. READ THE STORY
Youth Shaping the System
Racial equity training reframes challenges and opportunities
Made in Durham's Youth Network examines America's history through a racial equity lens. READ MORE

Read what one Durham youth learned
Three tapped to co-chair Made in Durham Advisory Team
County, education and youth-serving nonprofit representatives will lead the work of the team that steers Made in Durham's work on the ground. READ MORE
Coming Up
March 3, 2018
SummerWork Youth 2018
10-noon | Holton Career & Resource Center
Young people ages 14-24 can find information on jobs, internships and summer work opportunities, and get tips for getting a job and keeping it. REGISTER
March 18, 11;59 p.m.
Durham YouthWork Internship Program Application Deadline
Durham youth ages 14-24 can apply for six-week paid summer internships in local businesses, government agencies and nonprofits. APPLY
March 20, 2018
National College Fair
4:30-7:30 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center
Students can begin their college search at an event featuring hundreds of colleges and universities. MORE INFORMATION
March 24, 2018
3rd Annual Let's Talk Racism Conference
9 a.m.-4 p.m. | N.C. Central University
K-12 educators and pre-service teachers are invited to engage in sessions centered on the impact of systemic racism and ways of dismantling it in our schools. MORE INFORMATION
Internship and Scholarship Opportunities
2018 Student Resource Guide for North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions of Higher Education
N.C. Department of Transportation Office of HBCU Outreach
January 2018
In the Media

Pre-K, more counselors, job training ... and a plea from Durham Mayor Steve Schewel
The Herald-Sun | Feb. 7, 2018

Made in Durham Youth Network member Daniel Holbert is among community members speaking out at a community conversation focused on education and economic development.

Good Reading
Transferring Success
MDC | January 2018
A new report examines how community colleges, four-year institutions and public policies can help more students transfer successfully to achieve higher-level degrees, which can promote economic mobility. READ THE REPORT
Millions of young adults have entered the workforce with no more than a high school diploma
Brookings Institution | Jan. 31, 2018
Education beyond high school is critical to advancing beyond low-wage jobs, as reams of data and experience have shown. Those with only a high school diploma have higher unemployment rates and lower earnings than their counterparts with more education. READ THE STORY

Our Vision

All Durham youth will complete a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by 25.

Learn how community partners are creating an education-to-career system for Durham youth in our MADE IN DURHAM 2017 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
Henry Scherich, Measurement Incorporated, Treasurer
Andrea Harris, Self-Help, Secretary

Johnson Akinleye, N.C. Central University
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
Rick Brown, Bank of America
David Dodson, MDC
Geoff Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
Bethlehem Ferede, Made in Durham Youth Network
Patrick Fine, FHI 360
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
George Habel III, Capitol Broadcasting Company
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Eijah King, Made in Durham Youth Network
Robin Miller, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Elaine O'Neal, N.C. Superior Court Judge
Ed Paradise, Cisco
Casesy Steinbacher, Casey's Company

Ex Officio
Tom Bonfield, City of Durham
Wendell Davis, Durham County
Pascal Mubenga, Durham Public Schools

Advisory Team

Rick Brown, Bank of America, Board Representative
Esther Coleman, City of Durham
Drew Cummings, Durham County, Co-chair
Durham Futures Representative (rotating)
James Futrell, Durham Public Schools
Tom Jaynes, Durham Technical Community College, Co-chair
Jennifer Meade, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Eliazar Posada, El Centro Hispano
David Reese, East Durham Children's Initiative
Susan Roche, McKinney
Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U, Co-chair

Interim Executive Director
Casey Steinbacher

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

Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, business, government, youth-serving nonprofits and young people mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham's youth will complete high school and a post-secondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25.
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