May 2016
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Top Story
Business Engagement Team expands summer internships for Durham youth
Members of Durham's Business Engagement Team review more than 700 resumes from students seeking summer internships, part of the complex, year-long effort to place more students in meaningful paid summer internships that put them on a path to rewarding careers. READ MORE
Durham Tech offers scholarships for high school seniors to get biotechnology certification
Graduating high school seniors in Durham who have not yet chosen a plan after graduation have a rare opportunity to attend a 12-week training that could qualify them to enter a career right away. READ MORE
CTE advisory board member challenges Durham businesses to send winning health science students to national competition
Eleven City of Medicine Academy students who won state HOSA competitions need $6,000 to compete at the national level. READ MORE
FutureWork Prosperity Tour hits the road
Institute for Emerging Issues partners invite participation at regional meetings across the state, including a June 22 event in Durham, to ensure every person, regardless of where they live, can gain emerging work skills and talents. READ MORE
Andrea Greene named executive director of Achievement Academy of Durham, a key Made in Durham partner
Green brings to the school 15 years of experience as an educator and a passion for learning, mentoring, educating and leading for social change. READ MORE
Good Reads
North Carolina's Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity
MDC examines patterns of economic mobility and educational progress in North Carolina by demography and geography and highlights initiatives that strengthen the education-to-career pipeline and prepare more people for jobs that pay family-supporting wages READ MORE
FutureWork Next Steps: Virtual Engagement
Participants in an Emerging Issues Forum virtual event share the many benefits students receive from project-based learning as well as innovative ideas for offering greater numbers of these opportunities to high school students. READ MORE
In The Media
Pathways To Employment: The Best Investment Society Can Make
Forbes | May 19, 2016
Made in Durham Youth Transitions Strategist Lydia Newman describes how education-to-career pathways can connect formerly disconnected youth to education and training that will meet a critical talent need for business.
Made in Durham 2016 Action Plan


Made in Durham
Board of Directors

Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine, Chair
Jack Bailey, GlaxoSmithKline, Vice Chair
Anita Brown-Graham, Institute for Emerging Issues, Vice Chair
Al Siemens, FHI Foundation, Treasurer
Andrea Harris, N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, Secretary

Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Casey Barr-Rios, Made in Durham Youth Network
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
David Dodson, MDC
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Kenneth Hammond, Union Baptist Church
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Samone Oates-Bullock, Made in Durham Youth Network
Elaine O'Neal, N.C. Superior Court Judge
Ed Paradise, Cisco
Ivan Kohar Parra, Durham CAN
Luis Pastor, Latino Community Credit Union
Debra Saunders-White, N.C. Central University
Henry Scherich, Measurement Incorporated
Steven Williams, GLOBAL Ventures of North America LLC
Brad Wilson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

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
Drew Cummings, Durham County
Arnold Dennis, Juvenile Justice Institute
Andrea Greene, Achievement Academy of Durham
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
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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