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01.15.2016 by
In his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama covered a range of important issues—from foreign relations to scientific and tech... read more
01.15.2016 by
We are at a critical moment in early education. According to A Better Start: Why Diversity in Preschool Classrooms Matters, the recent surge in early... read more
01.08.2016 by Jenna Bryant
The beginning of the year always makes me revisit my annual budget, evaluate my savings plan, and start to think about taxes. As I think about the... read more
12.21.2015 by
On this blog and around the office at MDC we talk a lot about economic mobility and the lack of opportunity for upward mobility for many low-income... read more
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