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Community Colleges as Change Agents in the Rural South

For many communities in the rural South a two-year college is the only postsecondary institution in geographic proximity to local residents—and as such, it can, or at least should, play a driving force in improving the economic health of a region.

Clearing New Hurdles: Communities Prepare for Open Enrollment

From November 1st to December 15th, individuals can sign up for coverage on their state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. During the ten-week 2017 Open Enrollment period, 12.2 million Americans got coverage through a marketplace plan and 550,000 of those Americans reside in the South.

Weathering the Storms: Economic & Environmental Resilience

When we consider what it takes to create Southern places characterized by belonging, thriving, and contributing, we know it’s important for communities to be forward-thinking about equitable growth and bright spots of opportunity—and we’re reminded that environmental resiliency is crucial to these

MDC is saddened and alarmed

As an organization that has worked for nearly 50 years to build a South that is inclusive, thriving, and just, MDC is saddened and alarmed at the events in Charlottesville and a resurgence of the hatred and violent expressions of white supremacy that poisoned our region for too much of its history

I Got It from My Momma: Economic Mobility and Motherhood

Currently there are over 72 million women in the labor force, 47 percent of all workers. These women, however, are not paid the equal wage guaranteed to them by the Equal Pay Act, instead making 77 cents to every dollar made by their male counterparts.

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