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Bright Spots: Made in Durham

Made in Durham is a collaboration between education, business, youth-serving nonprofits, and young people across Durham. The ultimate goal is for Durham youth to graduate high school, earn a postsecondary degree or credential, and begin a rewarding career by 25.

Career is the optimal word for Made in Durham as they emphasize career awareness, exploration, preparation, and then training along a continuum. 

Check out the video above and then read the brief.

NOTE: Anita Brown-Graham is Vice Chair of Made in Durham’s Board of Directors. Emily Gangi, engagement director at ncIMPACT, conducted all interviews with Made in Durham officials.

These bright spots were identified in collaboration with the myFutureNC Commission. The myFutureNC Commission is focused on educational attainment statewide. They are in the process of developing statewide and localized attainment goals.

Robert Kinlaw

Robert was director of multimedia for EducationNC. He is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker in the Triangle. Robert attended both public and private grade schools in North Carolina and graduated from the Media and Journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has produced video content for The News & Observer, ABC11-WTVD, UNC-Chapel Hill, The News Reporter and more. His short documentary Princess Warrior received an Excellence in Filmmaking award at the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival. Visit his website at

Nation Hahn

Nation Hahn is the chief of growth for EducationNC.