January 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Durham Bulls offers job coaching to alternative school students
About 30 Durham alternative school students received customer service training and insights from Durham Bulls managers in December that may land them summer jobs with the ball club. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Local businesses needed to host summer interns
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program continues its scale-up campaign, seeking employers who can offer paid internships to Durham youth ages 14-24 during the summer of 2017. READ MORE
Community group seeks input on plans for supporting housing for insecure young adults in Durham
Organizations that serve this population are asked to complete a survey by Jan. 31 to help the group assess the community's capacity and willingness to support a youth resource center and services. READ MORE
DPS Hub Farm hosts interns, farm stand, food system boot camp in 2016
The Hub Farm in its annual report highlights the many ways it helps students connect work and learning. READ MORE
Achievement Academy of Durham wins $31,000 in grant funding from three local philanthropies
Carlson Family Foundation provided $20,000 and Fox Family Foundation provided $6,000 for general operating support, while Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Fund provided $5,000 for the school's GED: Going For It Outreach Initiative. READ MORE
Institute for Emerging Issues taps Leslie Boney as director
The former University of North Carolina executive brings extensive experience connecting university resources to support state public service, international and economic development objectives. READ MORE
Pay Gap Between College Grads and Everyone Else at a Record
Jan. 27, 2017 | ABC News
Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.
Study Tackles DPS Graduation Status
Dec. 27, 2017 | The Herald Sun
Durham Public Schools and Durham Children’s Data Center examine the relationship of graduation outcomes and student characteristics, such as gender, race, ethnicity and academic performance, school discipline and attendance.
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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
Arnold Dennis, Juvenile Justice Institute
Tom Jaynes, Durham Technical Community College
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
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

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