MDC and Oak Foundation seek NC groups working on equity and learning differences

MDC will accept letters of interest through Dec. 4, 2019, at 5 p.m. for organizations interested in participating in the grant-funded network.  The Oak Foundation has engaged MDC to create a learning and action network of organizations in North Carolina that are working at the intersection of equity and learning differences. The result is “LearningContinue reading MDC and Oak Foundation seek NC groups working on equity and learning differences

United Way leaders Sarah Glover and Frank McCain Jr. discuss how MDC is helping build an ISD ecosystem in Greensboro

What does it take to create a family economic success ecosystem that aims to reach the entire community? To get a better understanding of how the innovative Integrated Services Delivery work began and is unfolding in Guilford County, N.C., we spoke with two leaders of the program, Frank McCain Jr. and Sarah Glover.  Frank McCainContinue reading United Way leaders Sarah Glover and Frank McCain Jr. discuss how MDC is helping build an ISD ecosystem in Greensboro

MDC helps Greensboro United Way expand family success to the whole community

“I want everyone to have the experience I have.” That’s Cristina Plata, a 40-year-old single mother of five who is studying to get her GED at a Family Success Center in Greensboro, N.C. After her husband died she says she became depressed and then saw an item on Facebook about the Family Success Center. SheContinue reading MDC helps Greensboro United Way expand family success to the whole community

Applications accepted through Jan. 12 for MDC’s 2020-2021 Autry Fellowship

Are you a talented and passionate recent college graduate (or know one) who is eager to equip Southern leaders, institutions, and communities to improve economic mobility and advance equity? Then MDC’s Autry Fellowship may be for you. The Autry Fellow works one full year as a paid staff member at MDC on a range ofContinue reading Applications accepted through Jan. 12 for MDC’s 2020-2021 Autry Fellowship

MDC Announces 2020 Cohort for Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute

Two community foundations and two health-conversion foundations will participate in MDC’s inaugural Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute, an eight-month initiative to create a network of philanthropies across the South working to remove structural barriers to equity, opportunity, and justice in their communities. MDC plans for this to be the first of five annual Institutes that willContinue reading MDC Announces 2020 Cohort for Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute

MDC hosts Southern Partnership to Reduce Debt in effort to ‘disaggregate our safety from our addiction to punishment’

DURHAM, N.C. — More than 1.2 million people in North Carolina are living with a suspended driver’s license—more than 75% of whom are people of color. For many of these individuals their “crime” is simply an inability to pay their traffic ticket. Issues like this one, among others, were discussed at the 2nd Annual ConveningContinue reading MDC hosts Southern Partnership to Reduce Debt in effort to ‘disaggregate our safety from our addiction to punishment’

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