News & Events

Durham’s Movement to Close the Digital Divide

July 6, 2020

Lack of internet and technology access is one of the major inequities in our economic system that has come to light with this pandemic. This problem is not new, but with the closure of public institutions like schools and libraries, the digital divide is growing and presenting more inequities than ever before. Fortunately, many Durham leaders are now taking action and working together to close the gap. MORE

Made in Durham’s New Youth Network Cohort

June 8, 2020

Despite the many unique challenges Made in Durham's 5th Youth Network (YN) cohort faced, they were still able to wrap up action projects in their schools and complete the selection process for the new cohort. We are so incredibly proud of the Youth Network members for persevering and are excited to be welcoming the new members this August.  MORE

BULLS – Building Up Local Life Sciences

June 4, 2020

On Monday, June 1st, Made in Durham's executive director Casey Steinbacher presented a new talent development pipeline plan for local life science careers. MORE

How to Help Durham Families During Pandemic

April 10, 2020

This is an evolving list of organizations that are providing amazing support to Durham families during the Covid19 pandemic MORE

Covid19 Resources for Durham Families

April 7, 2020

List of resources for Durham families during Covid19 pandemic.  MORE

Casey Steinbacher’s Keynote Address: Durham’s MLK Observance

January 21, 2020

Quit espousing and admiring your diversity Durham and start living it again! MORE

A Bittersweet Goodbye for Deanna Knighton

December 5, 2019

"I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many of the fabulous people who work to make and keep Durham great, especially when I could do so through Made in Durham partnerships," says Deanna Knighton. MORE

Made in Durham Gets Computers for Students in Need

February 27, 2019

Access to a computer can be crucial for educational and career success, but many of Durham’s youth do not have the funds to purchase their own. Fortunately, Made in Durham has been able to expand computer access for Durham youth with a technology grant from United Way of the Greater Triangle. MORE

Bright Spots Features Made in Durham

January 7, 2019

ncIMPACT and EdNC recently featured Made in Durham in a series called Bright Spots. Among those interviewed were Executive Director Casey and Youth Network Advisor Aminah Jenkins. MORE

Brainstorming Data Challenges with Google Fiber

December 18, 2018

Google Fiber employees join Durham Public Schools and other partners of Made in Durham to brainstorm innovative solutions to large-scale data evaluation challenges. MORE


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