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The North Star: MDC's Blog

12.18.2015 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Here on the State of the South blog, we talk a lot about wealth stratification and how a young person’s chances for economic mobility change based on... read more
12.11.2015 by
Since their founding in 2005 (happy 10th anniversary), the Danville Regional Foundation has engaged in local investment to help the Danville region... read more
12.03.2015 by Abby Parcell
A recent update to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book shows that 1.3 million youth ages 16-19 in the U.S. were disconnected from both... read more
11.23.2015 by
In October 2015, President Obama headed to Charleston, W. Va. to launch a “criminal justice tour,” a high-profile spotlight on criminal justice... read more
11.20.2015 by
Through a partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, MDC is profiling eight North Carolina communities to learn how they are building... read more
11.13.2015 by Abby Parcell
If you’ve ever been a working student trying to make a living to support your family and your education, you’ve probably had moments where one... read more
11.04.2015 by
On Tuesday, Mississippi voters defeated Initiative 42, an amendment to the state constitution that would have forced the state to provide an “... read more
11.03.2015 by
This weekend the South Carolina Gamecocks came to Texas to play my Texas A&M Aggies in football and left with new resources to help relief and... read more
10.30.2015 by
What’s one thing that most growing occupations have in common? They require high levels of social skills. A recent New York Times article highlighted... read more
10.23.2015 by
What went wrong with the Deep South? What went wrong with the Deep South is, in many ways, what went wrong with America. In the South, the effects of... read more