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PH OTO G R A P H Y BY KH AD IJAH M C FAD D EN, L E S LY SA N TOS A ND CAM E DS O N

Partners for Youth Opportunity (PYO), a nonprofit that provides

educational and employment mentorship to Durham high school and college students, hosted its annual Rise and Shine Breakfast at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus on March 5. The nonprofit recognized key community partners, introduced its new youth advisory board and announced its merger with Durham Children’s Initiative (DCI), a nonprofit that offers services for local children from birth to high school graduation. The merger, which will be formalized on July 1, 2020, seeks to enhance DCI’s cradle-to-college-and-career approach and sustainably scale both nonprofits’ impact across the city.

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1 DCI Director of Partner Engagement and Pipeline Evaluation Collin McColskey-Leary and City Council Member DeDreana Freeman, special assistant to the president at DCI. 2 PYO Board Member Robin Rogers and Lou Rollins. 3 PYO support staff Shady Kimzey, Melissa Amador and Bryar Loftfield. 4 Carl Rist, a former senior fellow at Prosperity Now, Durham County Commissioner Ellen Reckhow and City Council Member Charlie Reece. 11

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Durham Magazine May 2020  

How We Live Now / Women of Achievement

Durham Magazine May 2020  

How We Live Now / Women of Achievement

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