Group looks at ways to break young people out of poverty

The Florida Times-Union | Feb. 6, 2018

Fueled by the knowledge that a child born into poverty in Jacksonville has a slim-to-none chance of climbing the economic ladder, a group of local heavyweight agencies [convened by MDC] sets out to change those odds.

BCCC sees health progress with Beau-Fitt

Washington Daily News | March 21, 2016

MDC representatives Stephanie Saunders and Jenna Bryant visit Beaufort County Community College to review the progress made by the college's Beau-Fitt program.

Playing the Long Game

Philanthropy Journal News | Jan. 4, 2016

Author author Sandra Cyr shares how MDC's work creates long-term, systemic change in communities across the South, and facilitates enduring, resilient communities and leaders.

Answers for tomorrow's workforce right here in our backyard

The Herald Sun | Dec. 19, 2015

Guest columnist Bill Ingram, president of Durham Technical Community College, champions MDC's Made in Durham initiative for offering a solution for the community's future workforce needs.

Food aid in Jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults

News and Observer | Oct. 8, 2015

The Associated Press discusses MDC Senior Program Director Ralph Gildehaus' concerns over potential downsides of current legislation in the state of North Carolina.

Advocate: Step Up Savannah must continue efforts to seek poverty cures

Savannah Morning News | Oct. 2, 2015

The paper reports on MDC President David Dodson's keynote address to more than 100 attendees at the 10th anniversary breakfast meeting of Step Up Savannah, a poverty-reduction organization based in Savannah, Ga., where he told the group:  "Mobility is a powerful answer to poverty" and advocated for communities in the American South to "turn small pockets of opportunity into an infrastructure of opportunity to promote mobility, success, and opportunity."

NC Now | Interview with David Dodson 

UNC-TV | Feb 11, 2011

MDC President David Dodson discusses MDC's 2011 State of the South, which reports that most Southern states lag not just the United States, but many developed nations in college completion rates—just as national awareness is growing that improving the number of people who get a college certificate or degree is crucial to competing in the global economy.