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ERIC Number: ED558572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 86
Abstractor: ERIC
State of the South: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation
Guillory, Ferrel; Mitchell, Kate; Parcell, Abby; Hart, Richard; Zandt, Alyson; Caldwell, Beth; Robertson, Shun; Rose, Max; Dodson, David
MDC, Inc.
The 2014 edition of "State of the South" features analysis of state and regional data and calls on the region to develop and implement purposeful policies and systemic practices--an "infrastructure of opportunity"--to bolster the prospects for its 15- to 24-year-olds to achieve economic resilience as adults and a fulfilling social and civic life. A true, community-wide infrastructure of opportunity should reflect the breadth of the community: employers, education systems, community-based organizations, policy makers, civic and neighborhood leaders, philanthropy, and young people themselves. The report profiles nine Southern communities--Brownsville, Texas, Charlotte, N.C., Port St. Joe, Fla., Danville, Va., Greenville, S.C., Northern Neck, Va., Houston, Texas, Durham, N.C., and regions of Arkansas-- and examines the status of their opportunity infrastructures. It points out innovative ideas they are trying and what they may be missing, including a focused perspective on youth economic mobility as part of their education and economic development strategies. A list of sources is provided. [Additional funding for this report was provided by the following: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation; Hollingsworth Funds; Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Foundation for the Carolinas Greenville; Technical College United Way of Greenville County; and the Park Foundation.]
MDC, Inc. P.O. Box 17268, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7268. Tel: 919-968-4531; Fax: 919-929-8557; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Lumina Foundation; Jessie Ball DuPont Religious Charitable and Educational Fund, Jacksonville, FL.
Authoring Institution: MDC, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Florida; North Carolina; South Carolina; Texas; Virginia