November 2016
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Belk Endowment executive calls for systemic change in preparing youth for career success
Kristy Teskey delivered keynote remarks at Made in Durham's inaugural Power of Partnership Summit on Nov. 4. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Cisco volunteer team develops custom software solution to support Made in Durham's work
Staff will use the platform to manage partner and stakeholder engagement, interventions and projects, fundraising and case management. READ MORE
DPS Career and Technical Education event celebrates employers, showcases offerings
More than 150 employers, educators, students and public officials converged Oct. 25 at Southern School of Energy & Sustainability for the annual event. READ MORE
YouthWork Summit prepares high school students for careers
Durham youth learned about career readiness, support resources and opportunities for summer internships, while Mayor Bill Bell recognized local employers who offer vital work experiences for youth. READ MORE
Durham Tech's BioWork Plus prepares job-ready graduates
Nine young adults completed the college's accelerated program that prepares high school graduates for entry-level positions in the region's thriving biotechnology industry. READ MORE
Juvenile Justice Institute executive director joins Made in Durham Advisory Team
Lorraine C. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly 20 years of professional experience as a research scientist, program manager and former college professor. READ MORE
EDCI taps Nicky Charles as COO
The former Philadelphia school district executive brings 15 years of education, advocacy and nonprofit management experience. READ MORE  
Good Reads
North Carolina's Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity
MDC Inc. and John M. Belk Endowment READ THE REPORT
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, 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
Rick Brown, Bank of America
Simone 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
Debra Saunders-White, N.C. Central University
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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