The News & Observer (NC) (March 2011) - The EITC brings people into the labor market, which is a boon for employers, for workers and for the local businesses where EIT
Florida Times-Union (November 2010) - The new economy is going to require education after high school.
North Carolina Now (UNC-TV) (February 2011) - According to the report, most Southern states lag not just the U.S.
The News & Observer (NC) (January 2011) - We need to fix an education system bound by early industrial-era structures at a time when we need schools to prepare young p
The Philanthropy Journal (November 2010) - Today, the region needs the bold, innovative, and visionary leadership of philanthropy to help mend the region's leaky educational pipeli
The Charleston Gazette (WVa) (June 2010) - Now, even as it copes with the effects of a severe economic downturn, the South must show it has the civic strength to update its economi
The News & Observer (NC) (October 2009) - We have learned that doing better means working differently: engaging the most vulnerable members of a community in a process
A taskforce report to the BellSouth Foundation. Published 1990.
In 1988, The Center for Community Self-Help commissoned MDC to write an evalutaion of the Center's goal and strategies. Published November 1988.
A report to the governor of North Carolina on manpower needs of the 1970s. Published January 1971
How can community colleges go from serving some students in effective programs, to expanding those programs to more students, and finally reach most of those who can ben
A national examination of state responses to the problems of at-risk youth. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Published September 1988.
A report of the Commission on the Future of North Carolina's Community College System. Funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Published February 1989.
A report on the human and economic impact of the literacy crisis facing the South. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Josephus Daniels Foundation, and the A.J.
A report funded by the Ford Foundation and the Aspen Institute. Published May 1992.
A report funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National and Region IV (Atlanta) Offices of the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Published September 1992.
The conceptual framework of the Rural Community College Initiative, a national program to assist community colleges in distressed areas, in partnership with their communities, in building effectiv
This work, commissioned by The Duke Endowment, examines life in North Carolina and South Carolina over the past 75 years with an eye toward understanding the challenges of the next century.
A report to the Commission on Workforce Development of the North Carolina Department of Commerce based on an MDC workforce development systems research and analysis project to assess the progress
From 1994 through 2001, 24 economically distressed sites across America tested a new concept in rural development.
The paper provides the conceptual framework for the Program for the Rural Carolinas, a five-year $10.6 million rural development project in North Carolina and South Carolina funded by The Duke End
A report created for the Mississippi State Legislature's Special Task force for the Revitalization of the Delta Region.
This paper informs foundations and public agencies concerned with rural development about lessons from the RCCI experience.
How middle schools, high schools, and employers have partnered to raise students' and teachers' awareness of the job market and career opportunities. Published 1996.
Strategies to raise aspirations and academic achievement and expand future career options for middle and high school students. Published 1996.