March 2018
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system
Disconnected young person finds school success through a United Way-supported initiative
Home and life challenges derailed Will Horn's high school career until he found an alternative path to graduation and support for transitioning to college. READ MORE
Career Conversations offer first step on the path to career success
The new monthly high school offering is part of a continuum of work-based learning opportunities under development by Made in Durham partners to prepare students for career and build Durham's talent pipeline. READ MORE
Career Fair helps high school seniors connect with career opportunities
Recruiters from the military, government retail, hospitality and education sectors connected with emerging Durham Public Schools talent March 14 at the annual Ready, Set, Go...Launch Your Career! career fair. READ MORE
SummerWork Youth Jobs Expo connects Durham youth and employers
Hundreds of Durham young people exchanged a leisurely Saturday morning for the chance to learn valuable information about summer jobs, internships and work-based learning opportunities with Durham employers. READ MORE
Durham's work-based learning continuum spotlighted at regional workforce event
Made in Durham's Jacob Dolan and Durham Public Schools' Ondrea Austin are featured speakers March 7 at the Triangle Regional Careers Pathways Collaborative annual meeting. READ MORE
Durham Youth Network member "Takes No Bull"
Aminah Jenkins is interviewed about her goals and her work with Made in Durham at the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce's Durham Women Take No Bull event. WATCH THE VIDEO
Putting Our Collective Arms Around Our Youth
American Youth Policy Forum | March 6, 2018
In the Media

Pre-K, more counselors, job training ... and a plea from Durham Mayor Steve Schewel
Spectrum News | March 3, 2018 @4:23 PM

Second annual Durham Women Take No Bull talks raising next generation of female leaders | March 8, 2018

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
Patrick Conway
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

Ghasan Ahmed, Made in Durham Youth Network
Rick Brown, Bank of America, Board Representative
Esther Coleman, City of Durham
Drew Cummings, Durham County, Co-chair
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
Sachdeep “Sach” Singh, Made in Durham Youth Network 
Casey Steinbacher, Made in Durham
Georgette Washington, Made in Durham
Keyvon Washingon, Made in Durham Youth Network
Lorenza Wilkins, Made in Durham
Madeleine Yancy, Made in Durham Youth Network
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U, Co-chair

Interim Executive Director
Casey Steinbacher

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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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