November 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system
GSK's Bailey challenges Summit attendees to make a difference
GSK US Pharmaceuticals President Jack Bailey challenged business and community leaders to commit themselves to making a difference in the lives of young people during keynote remarks Nov. 3 at Made in Durham's annual Power of Partnership Summit. READ ABOUT THE EVENT AND SEE A SLIDESHOW
Partners at Work
Burt's Bees, Achievement Academy launch pilot mentoring program
Professional staff from the Durham-based health and beauty care maker teams with a Made in Durham dropout recovery partner to pilot a program to help at-risk young people stay on track for school and career success. MORE
Durham students learn about apprenticeship opportunities
Local companies share ways that young people can earn money while gaining experience and credentials on the job. MORE
Durham taps Eckert Youth Alternatives to manage youth workforce development services
The City through its contractor offers a range of services that help eligible young people ages 16-24 plan for, prepare and connect with career opportunities in high-demand fields. MORE
Casey Steinbacher named interim executive director of Made in Durham
The Management Committee chair and former president of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce president will take the helm while the board seeks a successor to Meredythe Holmes. MORE
Made in Durham names staff people to key posts
Lorenza Wilkins, Deanna Knighton and Dominique Oliver join the staff of Made in Durham while Jacob Dolan transitions to employer engagement strategist. MORE
Achievement Academy of Durham receives $1,500 Duke Community Care Grant
The grant will fund a student oral history project focused on connecting to the Crest Street community where the alternative school is located. MORE

Our Vision

All Durham youth will complete a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by 25.

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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, Chancellor, N.C. Central University
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
George Habel III, Capitol Broadcasting Company
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
Casesy Steinbacher, Casey's Company

Ex Officio
Tom Bonfield, City of Durham
Wendell Davis, Durham County
Pascal Mubenga, Durham Public Schools

Advisory Team

Rick Brown, Bank of America, Board Representative
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
Jennifer Meade, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Gudrun Parmer, Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center
Eliazar Posada, El Centro Hispano
David Reese, East Durham Children's Initiative
Susan Roche, McKinney
Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools
Lorraine Taylor, Juvenile Justice Institute
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U

Interim Executive Director
Casey Steinbacher

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