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Performance Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors

April 2, 2017

Durham Performance Learning Center (DPLC) seeks volunteer tutors for students in grades 9-12 who can assist in reading, math and other specific subject areas. DPLC works with students who are behind academically but desire success. MORE

Corporations and individuals sponsor Career and Technical Education

March 28, 2017

Four local corporations and numerous individuals have stepped up to sponsor students enrolled in Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education through a new CTE fundraising campaign. MORE

Made in Durham initiative teaches youth how to get a job and keep it

March 28, 2017

Nineteen-year-old Maria Moreno has her sights set on attending college and becoming a secretary after she graduates from Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center (PLC) in June. But she needs to get a job now to start saving money for college. The rub: she's never had a job before. MORE

Apprenticeship summit April 27 convenes employers and workforce partners

March 26, 2017

Employers are invited to join workforce developers and educators at the Apprenticeship Durham Summit April 27 to discuss and explore how Durham can develop apprenticeship programs that help more young people enter rewarding careers and employers can tap a valuable source of talent. MORE

DPS career-readiness fair prepares students for careers

March 24, 2017

High school students from across Durham Public Schools learned key career-readiness skills, took part in mock job interviews and learned about community college courses that can lead to high-demand jobs during the annual Ready, Set, Go…Launch Your Career event held March 23 at the N.C. Biotechnology Center. MORE

My Brother’s Keeper Durham hosts regional racial equity convening

March 15, 2017

Leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sector, as well as young men of color, convened in Durham March 13-14 for the 2017 Cities United Regional Convening titled, Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity, hosted by My Brother's Keeper Durham (MBK Durham). MORE

The Forest at Duke grant provides technology resources for Achievement Academy

March 8, 2017

Students at Achievement Academy of Durham (AAD) are preparing for the GED from home, collaborating in online classrooms and learning about Selma, the moon and more thanks to a grant from The Forest at Duke. MORE

Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative focuses on developing talent pipeline

February 25, 2017

Employers seek experience first and credentials second when hiring talent. Educators and workforce developers must help young people develop both in order to prepare them for jobs and careers, speakers said at the Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative gathering Feb. 24. MORE

Samone Oates-Bullock: Lifting Up People of Color

February 19, 2017

Once a week, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Samone Oates-Bullock may be found at a Chapel Hill elementary school exercising, chatting and sharing experiences with students in grades 3-5. MORE

Durham Futures initiative showcased at Lumina Foundation event

February 17, 2017

Made in Durham’s Durham Futures initiative took center stage Feb. 15 at Lumina Foundation’s Community Partnership for Attainment (CPA) Showcase. MORE

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