Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Durham Named One of 100 Best Communities for Young People

Durham is a now a three-time winner of America's Promise Alliance 100 Best Communities for Young People. In an event in Washington, DC, Durham was lauded for its progress in helping young people achieve their potential, by working collaboratively to keep kids healthy, safe and better prepared for the future.

One of only two counties in North Carolina to be honored, Durham was selected from a pool of more than 300 communities in all 50 states.

DCVB headed up the effort to collect the data needed for the lengthy application process with assistance from the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, Durham's Partnership for Children, the East Durham Children's Initiative and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.

Read the full release here.

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