MDC launches Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute to equip Southern foundations to address barriers to opportunity and inclusion

After 15 years equipping individual foundations to invest in solutions to the South’s most pressing challenges, MDC will expand its approach to reach cohorts of Southern foundations through a new Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute.Continue reading MDC launches Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute to equip Southern foundations to address barriers to opportunity and inclusion

NSEM teams meet in Charlotte and hear from ‘Leading on Opportunity’ initiative

Leaders in the Network for Southern Economic Mobility will meet in Charlotte for a convening that will highlight the work of Charlotte’s Leading on Opportunity initiative, which is taking a systemic approach to addressing the key determinants of early care and education, college and career readiness, segregation, social capital, and child and family stability.Continue reading NSEM teams meet in Charlotte and hear from ‘Leading on Opportunity’ initiative

‘This is nothing short of a crisis’: MDC facilitation supports setting N.C. postsecondary attainment goal

The myFutureNC Commission proposes a statewide education attainment goal: Two million 25- to 44-year-olds with a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential by 2030. MDC staff served as facilitators, advisors, and partners in the myFutureNC Commission’s year of research, community outreach, deliberations, and writing, supported by grants from the Lumina Foundation and the John M. Belk Endowment.Continue reading ‘This is nothing short of a crisis’: MDC facilitation supports setting N.C. postsecondary attainment goal

Atlanta meeting kicks off grant by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for Network for Southern Economic Mobility

A meeting this week in Atlanta kicked off a $75,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to MDC in support of the Network for Southern Economic Mobility, a group of Southern communities committed to increasing upward economic mobility for youth and young adults in the lowest income brackets .Continue reading Atlanta meeting kicks off grant by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for Network for Southern Economic Mobility