David Dodson, president of MDC, discusses how equity can be created by building an infrastructure of opportunity and removing the barriers in people's way.
Since its publication last year, MDC’s State of the South report on the upward mobility of Southern young
On the Charlotte, N.C., leg of our 2014 State of the South road trip, we met with local leaders from the nonprofit, business, and education sectors.
My freshman year, in 2012, I happened to land in one of the first early college institutions in North Carolina.
There’s a national conversation happening about the economic mobility of young people—the chances that they’ll be able to improve their economic situation compared to that of their parents.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -- Lao-tzu
“When you read, you begin with A-B-C, a very good place to start.” -- Fraulein Maria
“Now you’re cooking with grease!” -- my seventh-grade science teacher
Editor’s Note: Jessica McQuaig is a junior at Northern High School in Durham and MDC’s YO: Durham intern.