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Lifting More Boats

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:39 -- tbrantley

The Durham Herald-Sun (December 20. 2014)--But is our economic success broadly shared? Many indicators would say not.  Our poverty rate remains stubbornly high – although still only half of that in the Rust Belt’s economically ravaged Cleveland and Detroit. Unemployment is widespread in lower socioeconomic groups. Durham think-tank MDC has documented the corrosive effect of “disconnected youth,” failed by our education system and social safety net and facing few if any prospects of achieving a stable and prosperous life.

MDC’s “Made in Durham” initiative to reconnect those youth could have truly profound consequences.