October 2016
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system Made in Durham | Get Involved
Made in Durham counselor helps former dropouts enter college
Markeci Thomas knew he wanted to attend college after graduating from high school in June – the first of eight children in his family to do so – but he had no idea how to begin the process of finding and applying to the right school. A Made in Durham-sponsored counselor showed him the way. READ MORE
Partners in Action
Employers and partners invited to inaugural Made in Durham summit Nov. 4
Executive Director Meredythe Holmes will report on the State of the Partnership and progress creating an education-to-career system for Durham. Keynote speaker Kristy Teskey of the John M. Belk Foundation will speak on "The Power of Partnership." READ MORE
Durham YouthWork seeks 50 new paid summer internship sponsors for 2017
The countywide internship program for youth ages 14-24 launches a scale-up campaign to provide critical work exposure and experience for more Durham youth. READ MORE
YouthWork's annual Summit Nov. 8 connects youth with opportunity
Registration is under way for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program's annual Youth Summit. It offers youth ages 14-24 workshops on applying for and succeeding in jobs and internships and connects them with employers and support organizations. READ MORE
N.C. Central hosts FAFSA Day through Oct. 29
College aid professionals are offering free help through Oct. 29 at noon for students and families completing and submitting federal financial aid applications. READ MORE
Career pathway partners speak at statewide workforce development conference
Regional partners take center stage Oct. 5 at the NCWorks Partnership Conference, sharing insights on how to create regional career pathways that  steer workers to employment in high-growth industries. READ MORE
Durham high schoolers discover learning and career opportunities at Durham Tech
The college's annual Discovery Day Oct. 12 exposes students to the many career options available to them and how the college can help them prepare for success. READ MORE
Young people named to Made in Durham Youth Network
Thirty Durham youth ages 14-24 will bring the youth voice and perspective to Made in Durham's work during the coming year. READ MORE
Achievement Academy of Durham taps Nancy Cox as executive director
The career educator and former Durham Public Schools board member Nancy Cox brings 30 years of experience to the helm of the nonprofit dropout recovery program. 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, 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 Advisers
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
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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