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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
Austin, Colin – MDC, Inc., 2005
This paper provides an overview of MDC's Connecting People to Jobs program, which uses a partnership approach to move people into living-wage jobs. The paper includes lessons learned and recommendations for grantmakers. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Employment Opportunities, Community Colleges, Grants