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  • Who Counts? Whose Voice is Heard? February 5, 2018
    The Trump Administration’s recent request to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census has revived a contentious debate concerning the rights and privileges of political voice and power in our democracy. This debate, and the ugly compromises embedded in our country’s founding documents, are often centered around a simple question: In a […]
  • Examining the Past, Present, and Future: A Southern Spin on Charles Dickens’ Classic Tale December 20, 2017
    MDC is also especially reflective these days, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. As part of our upcoming events to mark this milestone, we’re releasing a new edition of our State of the South report in early 2018. This report will look back at the state of the South over the last 50 years, examine […]
  • Philanthropy as the South’s Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise November 16, 2017
    How far down the road has philanthropy traveled as the South’s “Passing Gear” for equity and economic promise since those words were written 10 years ago? And what should the priorities be today? Philanthropy as the South’s Passing Gear—Fulfilling the Promise, which is being released today at the annual meeting of the Southeast Council of […]
  • Community Colleges as Change Agents in the Rural South November 15, 2017
    For many communities in the rural South a two-year college is the only postsecondary institution in geographic proximity to local residents—and as such, it can, or at least should, play a driving force in improving the economic health of a region. Among other activities this can mean preparing a region’s current and future workforce for […]
  • Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in the Rural South: The Challenge and the Hope November 8, 2017
    Times may seem dark for our less populated communities, but that doesn’t mean that the solution is to give up—these places have assets, that if tapped into, can revitalize a portion of our country that for too long has been neglected. At MDC we believe the key to change in any community or region is […]

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