News & Events

Q&A with Achievement Academy of Durham’s new program counselor

January 20, 2017

chievement Academy of Durham staff realized at a retreat last spring that they had the classroom covered, but needed a specialist to help students deal with challenges outside their walls.  A program counselor position had been vacant for more than a year. MORE

Durham Bulls offers job coaching to alternative school students

January 15, 2017

Durham Bulls managers offered these and other tips to about 30 Durham alternative school students during a December customer service training session that may land some of them summer jobs with the ball club. MORE

Durham YouthWork Internship Program seeks 50 new paid summer internships

January 12, 2017

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program continues its scale-up campaign, seeking employers who can offer paid internships to Durham youth ages 14-24 during the summer of 2017. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham wins $31,000 in grants

January 8, 2017

Achievement Academy of Durham has received $31,000 in grant funding from three philanthropies.  MORE

Community group seeks input on plans for supporting housing for insecure young adults in Durham

January 4, 2017

A broad-based group of nonprofits and government agencies that serve homeless and housing insecure young adults is reaching out to assess Durham’s capacity to collaboratively serve homeless and at-risk youth ages 15-24 through street outreach and a walk-in resource center. MORE

Achievement Academy of Durham graduates 15 former dropouts

December 12, 2016

Fifteen former high school dropouts walked proudly before a packed room Nov. 17 to receive certificates for earning theirs GEDS, a major milestone achieved with help from Achievement Academy of Durham, a nonprofit dropout recovery program, and its community partners. MORE

Made in Durham partners offer giving opportunities

December 9, 2016

Holiday giving projects organized by two Made in Durham partners offer opportunities for helping Durham residents of all ages. MORE

Duke University employee-funded project examines mental health barriers to school and life success

December 1, 2016

Anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges plague millions of Americans each year, including many Durham youth and young adults, causing them to struggle to achieve success in school and work. MORE

DPS Career and Technical Education event celebrates employers, showcases offerings

November 20, 2016

More than 150 employers, educators, students and public officials converged at Southern School of Energy & Sustainability Oct. 25 for Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education's "An Evening with CTE." MORE

Cisco volunteer team develops custom software platform to support Made in Durham’s work

November 15, 2016

Management of Made in Durham's partner engagement and strategic interventions received a major technology boost in October with the launch of a custom software solution developed by a volunteer team from Cisco. MORE


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