MDC receives gift in recent round of giving from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

MDC is pleased to announce that we have received a gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to support our work to shape a south where all people thrive. We are thrilled and humbled to be among 465 organizations receiving over $3.8 billion. “For over 50 years, MDC has equipped Southerners with tools and strategies to advanceContinue reading MDC receives gift in recent round of giving from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Emerging Trends: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Families and Children

The impact of the Child Tax Credit Temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit in 2021 increased access to the benefit for low-income families during the pandemic. These changes expired in December 2021. In 2021 the Child Tax Credit was temporarily made fully refundable, enabling the lowest-income families to receive the full value of theContinue reading Emerging Trends: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Families and Children

ILOC Fellowship recruiting for first cohort of participants!

ILOC (Investing in Leaders of Color) is here! MDC is excited to share with you a bit about this innovative new fellowship. Investing in Leaders of Color is a one-year, leadership, and capacity-building initiative to acknowledge and support the work of skilled leaders of color who serve communities of color throughout the Carolinas. The overallContinue reading ILOC Fellowship recruiting for first cohort of participants!

More Than Enough: The promise and challenge of today’s Southern cities

From MDC President, John Simpkins (featured in January issue of “Gravy” from the Southern Foodways Alliance).  Illustration by Delphine Lee (“Gravy City”). A city boy found himself in the country. “We’d be walking on these dark country roads at night,” he said, “and all of a sudden this music would seem to come out ofContinue reading More Than Enough: The promise and challenge of today’s Southern cities

MDC President John Simpkins participates in US House Committee Roundtable discussion on Rural Hunger

Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable on Hunger in Rural America Twelfth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration can take to finally end food insecurity in this country WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that the committee will be holding a roundtable examining hungerContinue reading MDC President John Simpkins participates in US House Committee Roundtable discussion on Rural Hunger

Request for Applications – Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC)

MDC is pleased to announce the opportunity for funding and participation in its learning and action network to advance work on educational equity for young people with learning differences who experience further marginalization due to racism and/or poverty. Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions North Carolina (LENS-NC) – a network partnership between nine NC-basedContinue reading Request for Applications – Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC)