In the Media

StepUp Ministry helps connect Triangle job seekers with new employment | January 20, 2016

WRAL reports on StepUp Ministry’s new program dedicated to motivating people who may be unemployed, under-employed or having problems finding work.  MORE

Economic good news at Duke

The Herald-Sun | December 29, 2015

Made in Durham partner Duke University contributes half of it $5.4 billion in revenues into the local economy through salaries and benefits. *Subscription required MORE

How a start-up hub made good on diversity goals

USA Today | December 17, 2015

American Underground’s success in diversifying its entrepreneurial community are highlighted in this special report by Google CODE2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence Talib Graves-Manns and chief strategist Adam Klein. MORE

Reducing suspensions

The Herald-Sun | December 14, 2015

An op ed says Durham Public Schools is making encouraging progress in its efforts to curtail the number of students kicked out of school for discipline or behavior problems. *Subscription required MORE

Perils And Promise: Steering Workers Down A New Career Pathway

WUNC | December 14, 2015

Leonide Inge reports on the employer roundtable held in Vance County to kick off the development of a regional career pathway in advanced manufacturing. MORE

Saving kids from pipeline to prison

The News & Observer | December 5, 2015

Writer Joseph Neff reports on the 2015 NC Safe, Fair, and Equitable Schools Conference, which focused on school discipline and the strong link between suspensions and dropout rates. MORE

Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?

Higher Ed Today | November 25, 2015

The American Council on Education’s Chris Nellum and Terry Hartle discuss a surprising and deeply troubling trend: A steep decline in the percentage of low-income students enrolling in college immediately after high school.  MORE

YouthWork Summit introduces Durham youth to work and opportunity

Durham Herald Sun | November 22, 2015

Youth ages 14-24 from across Durham County got the inside scoop on writing killer resumes, nailing job interviews and turning their skills and passions into careers Nov. 11 at the Durham YouthWork Internship Program's 2015 YouthWork Summit.  MORE

Elizabeth Poindexter: The invisible Durham

The News and Observer | November 3, 2015

Writer Elizabeth Poindexter describes the need for creating an education-to-career system and urges readers to “invest in our greatest asset – our people.” MORE

The Triangle’s broken economic ladder

The News & Observer | September 11, 2015

MDC Inc. David Dodson writes in a News & Observer Point of View that Improving mobility for the Triangle’s youth and young adults means building an “infrastructure of opportunity.”  MORE


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