October 2017
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system
Made in Durham task forces focus on racial equity and career advising
Two broad-based community groups are examining how to overcome systemic barriers that keep too many of Durham's youth from achieving school and life success. MORE
Building the System
Registration opens for Made in Durham 2017 Power of Partnership Summit
Keynote speaker Jack Bailey, president of US Pharmaceuticals for GSK and vice chair of Made in Durham's board of directors, will speak on "The Power of Business Partnership." MORE
Durham Children's Data Center to manage Made in Durham data strategy
Made in Durham has contracted with the public policy research center to monitor and evaluate its results and impact, ensuring data drives the work of the partnership. MORE
EY's United Way contributors get up close and personal with Durham Futures
Employees learned firsthand how Made in Durham's Durham Futures initiative reengages young people who have dropped out of school, and they collaborated on a service project to help those students. MORE
Bank of America Foundation donates $23,000 for Durham Tech scholarships
The foundation's tuition assistance for construction and highway management students was inspired by Made in Durham board member Andrea Harris and Executive Director Meredythe Holmes. MORE
N.C. Central University receives $16.3 million to study minority health disparities
The National Institutes of Health grant to NCCU was the largest made to seven minority-serving institutions that will share $122 million of minority health-related research grants. MORE
Dr. Pascal Mubenga named superintendent of Durham Public Schools
His 20-year career includes time spent as a school transformation coach for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, superintendent of Franklin County Schools, teacher or administrator in Franklin, Jones and Nash-Rocky Mount schools and math teacher in Durham. MORE
Made in Durham board welcomes new members
Two community leaders join the partnership's board of movers and shakers, who keep Durham focused on a common vision for youth success. MORE
Durham County hires My Brother's Keeper coordinator
Edmund Lewis will serve as liaison to youth-serving groups working to help young people, particularly young men and boys of color, succeed. MORE
Made in Durham Youth Network member named 2017-2018 AJ Fletcher Foundation fellow
Samone Bullock, recent UNC-Chapel Hill public policy graduate, served on Made in Durham's Youth Network and Board of Directors. MORE
A Better World: Nonprofit looks to connect Durham students with careers
Triangle Business Journal | Sept. 21, 2017
GSK's Jack Bailey: NCBiotech Roots Launch High-Profile Career in Big Pharma
N.C. Biotechnology Center newsletter |
October 5, 2017


Our Vision

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

2017 Power of Partnership Summit

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
21c Museum Hotel
Durham, N.C.
$60. Limited seating.

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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
Caesy Steinbacher, Casey's Company
Steven Williams, GLOBAL Ventures of North America LLC

Ex Officio
Tom Bonfield, City of Durham
Wendell Davis, Durham County
Aaron Beaulieu, Durham Public Schools

Advisory Team

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
Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, El Centro Hispano
Susane Roche, McKinney
Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools
Lorraine Taylor, Juvenile Justice Institute
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
Stacey Wilson-Norman, Durham Public Schools
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U

Executive Director
Meredythe Holmes

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