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Michael Altman

Dan Broun Program Associate

Youngsville, NC

Michael Altman utilizes his passion for community organizing to aid MDC’s Rural Forward program as it helps various municipalities across the state solve a multitude of socioeconomic issues. Born in Youngsville, North Carolina, Michael’s upbringing in a small rural town gives him a unique perspective and skillset to use in the forwarding of MDC’s mission.

Since high school, he has been a part of various organizations and community initiatives that focus on helping at-risk youth along with racial injustices. He spent two-years at Wake Tech Community College in which he was a member of multiple academic honors societies and founded the institution’s first student-led progressive political organization. He is now a junior at North Carolina State University hoping to attain his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science.

Currently, Michael is also serving as the Lead Campaign Manager of a Raleigh City Council At-Large Candidate while also being involved in various labor union and human rights struggles across the Triangle.