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Parcell, Abby; Wells, Amber; Jeatter, Brittany – MDC, 2020
Evidence is clear that beginning in utero, children are constantly learning. Research shows enrollment in early childhood education programs before kindergarten increases school readiness and ensures children are on track with their peers. Quality early childhood education sets young children up for successful entry into school and careers.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Mobility, Talent Development
Parcell, Abby; Elander, Cate – MDC, 2020
Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care is child care provided by family members, friends, neighbors, or babysitters, and it is often defined by what it's not. It's not licensed child care, which is provided by teachers and child care workers in child care centers or family child care homes that follow regulations set by the state regarding…
Descriptors: Child Care, Social Support Groups, Infants, Preschool Children
MDC, 2019
According to data, there are few Southern communities where a child born in poverty has more than a 6 percent chance of moving to the upper income quintile as an adult. In Network communities, 31 to 39 percent are expected to remain in the lowest bracket. Improvements to the talent development system and its surrounding ecosystem are crucial to…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship, Talent Development
MDC, 2018
In every state in the South, the percentage of residents with bachelor's degrees or higher who were born outside the state exceed the percentage born in-state, reflecting their dependence on imported talent over building their own talent-development systems. In Virginia, the Southern state with the highest percentage of residents with a B.A. or…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Demography, Academic Achievement, Income
MDC, 2018
This executive summary highlights research findings on outcomes in education, employment, and income in the southern United States region. Findings include: (1) As a whole, Southern schools, colleges, and universities perform better than ever, though they are in constant need of improvement to meet the demands of both democracy and a changing…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Demography, Academic Achievement, Income
MDC, 2018
More than one million North Carolina residents began but did not complete their postsecondary education, including some 643,000 early- and mid-career adults. More than 50,000 adults have left the University of North Carolina (UNC) System in good academic standing with 60 or more credits but no credential. In 2016, the North Carolina General…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adults, Student Recruitment, Adult Students
MDC, 2018
Community colleges, which often serve a higher proportion of students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and women, can be launching pad institutions that change the educational and economic trajectory for individuals and families, awarding credentials that can lead to better paying jobs or form the foundation for additional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, School Culture
MDC, 2017
Ten years ago, MDC's report, "The State of the South 2007: Philanthropy as the South's 'Passing Gear,'" (ED519455) examined how philanthropy can accelerate progress toward a South that is both equitable for all its residents and competitive with other regions of the country. A decade later, our second iteration, commissioned by the…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Geographic Regions, Regional Characteristics
MDC, Inc., 2016
In partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, MDC has researched and written the report, "North Carolina's Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity," part of our work with the endowment to study, address, and propose solutions for the low mobility rate of too many North Carolinians. The report examines patterns of…
Descriptors: Mobility, Economics, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment
MDC, Inc., 2015
Community colleges serve a unique purpose in American higher education. For many students, these institutions present the best opportunity for the postsecondary credential needed to pursue a living-wage job with career potential. For others, a community college represents the gateway to a four-year institution or beyond, and potential career paths…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Health, Counties, Health Programs
Guillory, Ferrel; Mitchell, Kate; Parcell, Abby; Hart, Richard; Zandt, Alyson; Caldwell, Beth; Robertson, Shun; Rose, Max; Dodson, David – MDC, Inc., 2014
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…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Adolescents, Young Adults, Social Mobility
Stratton, Cay; Rose, Max; Parcell, Abby; Mooney, Julie – MDC, Inc., 2012
The "Made in Durham" report sets out a vision that every young person in Durham should have the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25. Its central premise is that all Durham's youth and young adults are entitled to a first-rate education and training system that prepares them for…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Young Adults, Youth, Career Readiness
Dodson, David; Guillory, Ferrel; Lipsitz, Joan; Raper, Noah; Rausch, Christina – MDC, Inc., 2008
In September 2006, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation commissioned MDC, Inc. of Chapel Hill to analyze the problem of "disconnected youth" in the Research Triangle region, determine the current state of the region's responses to the challenge, and recommend steps to deepen and accelerate action on the issue. The research process was…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Education), Unemployment, Alienation, Disadvantaged Youth
MDC, Inc., 2008
MDC's mission is to help organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. The organization has been working to create positive change in disadvantaged communities for 40 years--by conducting research and demonstrating effective programs at the community level. MDC focuses on three areas: education, economic and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Philanthropic Foundations, Job Training, Private Financial Support
MDC, Inc., 2007
The South is arguably the most generous region of a generous nation. Southerners give to their universities and schools, to their soup kitchens and homeless shelters, to the community United Way, to relief agencies responding to natural disasters, and most specially to their churches and other religious institutions. As a whole, Southerners give…
Descriptors: Population Trends, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Social Action
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