Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, a partner in MDC’s Partners for Postsecondary Success initiative, is becoming a national model for how to infuse a community college’s culture with the understanding that poverty is a major barrier to student completion and success.Continue reading Making College Accessible to Everyone: A Q&A with Russell Lowery-Hart, President Amarillo College
Mala Thakur and Micah Anderson join MDC to support its economic mobility and post-secondary success initiativesContinue reading MDC expands economic mobility and postsecondary success team
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 110 concerned citizens and political and policy leaders attended the launch of the 2018 State of the South report on April 10 in MDC’s Learning Center at its downtown Durham headquarters.Continue reading Dodson at State of the South launch: “The South is simultaneously moving forward and falling back”
MDC marks its 50th anniversary with the release of its 2018 State of the South report, “Recovering Our Courage,” a look back at where we’ve been since MDC’s founding and ahead at where we need to go.Continue reading MDC’s State of the South 2018 calls for Southerners to “recover their courage” and build a region where all can belong, thrive, and contribute
To fuel their economies, Southern states now rely heavily on imported talent. In every state in the region, born-out-of-state newcomers exceed born-in-state residents in holding bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees.Continue reading MDC to release State of the South 2018 on April 10
MDC is advising leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of the North Carolina Community College System, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who have partnered to create My Future NC, a new statewide commission on educational attainment.Continue reading MDC advises My Future NC leaders on educational attainment initiative
Economic mobility in every region of North Carolina ranks well below the national average, according to a new report, and unless communities create better opportunities, the limited chances of success for a growing portion of the population could jeopardize the state’s economic future.
John Mitterling, previously recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Triangle Association of Fundraising Professionals, joined MDC this month as its senior director of development.
MDC Inc. Program Director Dan Broun today visited the Clinton School for Public Service in Little Rock, Ark., where he presented findings from MDC’s latest report, Where the Jobs Are: Opportunities and Challenges in Arkansas Employment, in conjunction with the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation’s #ExpectMoreAR campaign.