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The South

What Does MDC Stand For?

It’s a common question; one we get asked a lot. The short answer is when we were founded in 1967 the initials stood for Manpower Development Corporation. Today, only the initials remain. But what does MDC really stand for?

A Day in the Life of an Autry Fellow

An attorney representing men and women with criminal records. The assistant director of strategic planning for the largest school system in Louisiana. An environmental policy coordinator in rural Virginia. A counselor for small businesses in western North Carolina.

First in Football, First in Poverty

It used to be said about Washington and its baseball team the Senators: first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League. These days, in the American South, we’re often first in college football and first, or near-first, in poverty, too.

Income Inequality Grows in the South

Income inequality is not limited to Wall Street. It’s also growing on Main Street—particularly in the South, new Census data show.


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