Summer 2018
News and information for partners creating Durham's education-to-work system
Durham youth head to summer internships
Nearly 180 Durham youth ages 14-24 received three days of training before heading to six-week paid summer internships with local employers in June. The Durham YouthWork Internship Program is a key part of an expanding work-based learning continuum that prepares them for careers and helps build a strong local talent pipeline. READ MORE
Preparing Youth for College
College transfer can offer low-cost, personal attention option for students
A Durham Tech advisor discusses college transfer benefits with alternative school students as part of their college-readiness curriculum. READ MORE
Preparing Youth for Careers
Hard Hats and Hammers event highlights skilled trade opportunities for youth
Local construction employers used a speed interview format to connect with young talent. READ MORE
People & Partners
Local executives join Made in Durham board of directors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina President and CEO Patrick Conway, M.D., and Capitol Broadcasting Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon will help steer the work of the nonprofit community partnership. READ MORE
PYO executive director joins Made in Durham Advisory Team
Julie Wells, executive director of Partners for Youth Opportunity, will join the team of partner organizations advising and connecting partners to the work of Made in Durham. READ MORE
Made in Durham interns capture stories of youth journeys to success
Two summer interns are helping Made in Durham document the stories of young people who are on the path to college and career success. READ MORE
Self-Help Credit Union awards scholarship to DPS Scholars-at-Work Program student
Amy Gallego, a Durham Public Schools graduate who worked at the credit union's downtown Durham branch during spring break, received a $500 scholarship. READ MORE
Made in Durham career specialist named to state professional association leadership post
Deanna Knighton was tapped as 2018-2019 president-elect and conference chair for the North Carolina Career Development Association. READ MORE
In the Media
Patrick Conway: The key to improve long-term health: Start young
Winston-Salem Journal Guest Column | June 22, 2018
Made in Durham board member Patrick Conway, M.D., president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, says investing in the health of children is critical to the state's future. READ MORE

Our Vision

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

Learn how community partners are creating an education-to-career system for Durham youth in our MADE IN DURHAM 2017 REPORT

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, N.C. Central University
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
Rick Brown, Bank of America
Patrick Conway, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
David Dodson, MDC
Geoff Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
Bethlehem Ferede, Made in Durham Youth Network
Patrick Fine, FHI 360
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
Michael Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Eijah King, Made in Durham Youth Network
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

Ghasan Ahmed, Made in Durham Youth Network
Rick Brown, Bank of America, Board Representative
Esther Coleman, City of Durham
Drew Cummings, Durham County, Co-chair
James Futrell, Durham Public Schools
Tom Jaynes, Durham Technical Community College, Co-chair
Jennifer Meade, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
Eliazar Posada, El Centro Hispano
David Reese, East Durham Children's Initiative
Susan Roche, McKinney
Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools
Sachdeep “Sach” Singh, Made in Durham Youth Network 
Casey Steinbacher, Made in Durham
Keyvon Washingon, Made in Durham Youth Network
Julie Wells, Partners for Youth Opportunity
Lorenza Wilkins, Made in Durham
Madeleine Yancy, Made in Durham Youth Network
Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University
Alexandra Zagbayou, Student U, Co-chair

Interim Executive Director
Casey Steinbacher

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Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, business, government, youth-serving nonprofits and young people mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham's youth will complete high school and a post-secondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25.
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