March 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Made in Durham initiative teaches youth how to get a job and keep it
Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center students Maria Moreno and Nathalie Juarez display what they learned about dressing for success at work during a special career-readiness series that teaches students how to get a job and keep it. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Apprenticeship summit April 27 convenes employers and workforce partners
Employers are invited to attend the Apprenticeship Durham Summit April 27 to discuss how Durham can help more young people enter rewarding careers and employers can tap a valuable source of talent. READ MORE
DPS career-readiness fair prepares students for careers
High school juniors and seniors learn key career-readiness skills and meet employers ready to hire during Career and Technical Education's annual Ready, Set, Go...Launch Your Career event held March 23. READ MORE
My Brother's Keeper Durham hosts regional racial equity convening
Leaders from the business, government and the nonprofit sector, as well as young men of color, gathered March 13-14 to further develop tools needed to incorporate a racial equity lens into local policies and practices and build youth leadership. READ MORE
Corporations and individuals sponsor Career and Technical Education
Four local corporations and numerous individuals have stepped up to sponsor students enrolled in Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education through a new CTE fundraising campaign. READ MORE
The Forest at Duke grant provides technology resources for Achievement Academy
Students at Achievement Academy of Durham are preparing for the GED from home, collaborating in online classrooms and learning about Selma, the moon and more thanks to a grant from The Forest at Duke. READ MORE
Eat and drink for a great cause
TASTE 2017 will donate a portion of its profits to East Durham Children's Center, a Made in Durham partner. READ MORE
Durham Tech breakfast supports life-changing experiences for students
Tickets are available for the community college's annual Achievement Breakfast Recognition April 26 hosted by the Durham Tech Foundation to raise money that supports access to education, excellence in teaching and program innovation. READ MORE
Jenni Owen tapped as policy director for N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper.
The senior lecturer of public policy at Duke's Sanford School served on Made in Durham's Advisory Team. READ MORE
Michael Becketts named to state human services post
The Durham County Department of Social Services director and Made in Durham Advisory Team member will join Gov. Roy Cooper's administration as assistant secretary for human services. READ MORE
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
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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Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, business, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham's youth will complete high school and a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25.
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