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Beyond Black & White: Latinos Reciprocal Impact on the Southern Economy

This year’s election highlighted the growing impact Latinos are having on the South. And there’s a reason for that: the highest rates of increase in Latino populations in the U.S. between 1990 and 2000 were in six states: North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama.

MDC Staff Profile: Elsa Mota, 2016-2017 Autry Fellow

In August, we welcomed Elsa Mota, the 2016-2017 Autry Fellow, to the MDC Family. Elsa is the latest Autry Fellow, and upon completing her Fellowship, will join 16 other Autry Fellows who have completed a year at MDC dedicated to increasing the Fellow’s understanding of social change and place them on their own path to promoting equity. In this interview, Elsa shares her mobility story, her passions, and her secret talents. Read more!

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MDC leads community college network to build Healthy Places in rural North Carolina  

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.—Chef Frank Bookhardt was talking about the time he overcooked the cauliflower.


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