In the Media

Social Services Today: Raising hope and fostering dreams

Herald-Sun | February 19, 2017

Michael Becketts, director of Durham County Department of Social Services and members of Made in Durham’s Advisory Team, discusses opportunities for helping foster youth transition to life on their own.  MORE

In Touch with Durham County

Durham Television Network | September 1, 2016

Made in Durham Executive Director Meredythe and … Fulkerson talks about the community partnership that is helping youth connect work, learning and career opportunity. MORE

OP ED: Community must re-engage with Durham Public Schools

The News & Observer | August 21, 2016

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme says the district needs the entire community’s support to reduce the achievement gap. MORE

OP ED: Durham bonds offer a sound investment in education

The News & Observer | August 10, 2016

The N&O’s editorial board says: “Durham Tech would get roughly $20 million for improvements, another serious need at a time when the state’s community colleges are more important than ever.” MORE

A candid conversation

The News & Observer | July 17, 2016

Gang expert Michelle Young says gangs fill a gap for youth ages 14-16 who want to earn money but have no place to work legally. MORE

Pathways To Employment: The Best Investment Society Can Make

Forbes | May 19, 2016

Made in Durham Youth Transitions Strategist Lydia Newman describes how education-to-career pathways can connect formerly disconnected youth to education and training that will meet a critical talent need for business. MORE

Duke Energy Foundation awards $30,000 to Made in Durham education-to-work initiative

Durham Herald-Sun | March 20, 2016

Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Made in Durham a $30,000 grant to advance an education-to-work initiative designed to prepare alternative school students for career success. The grant will help fund curriculum development, training and support services for students who have reengaged in school after dropping out.  MORE

Made in Durham Youth Network seeks research project participants

Durham Herald-Sun | February 21, 2016

Made in Durham's Youth Network is recruiting volunteers for a research project on how Durham Public Schools (DPS) prepares students for career success. MORE

How can community partners ensure that college success includes career supports, particularly for disconnected students?

Supporting Postsecondary Student Success, A Tactical Guidebook | February 1, 2016

The Institute for Higher Education Policy interviews Made in Durham staffers Laura Wendell, business engagement strategist, and Lydia Newman, youth transitions strategist, for Chapter 2 of its guidebook. MORE

Perils And Promise: A New Superintendent Takes On Rural Problems

WUNC | January 26, 2016

Leonide Inge talks with Vance Schools Superintendent Anthony Jackson about the opportunity gap.  MORE


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