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Community Engagement

BCCC sees health progress with Beau-FITT

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 13:29 -- admin

MDC Staff members Stephanie Saunders and Jenna Bryant visted Beaufort County Community College last week to review the progress made by the college as a part of the Healthy Places North Carolina initiative, a project of MDC and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

The initiative aims to find ways to incorporate community colleges as change agents in improving community health outcomes.

David Dodson Keynotes Step Up Savannah Annual Meeting

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:06 -- admin

Last Friday, MDC President David Dodson gave a keynote address to more than 100 attendees at the 10th anniversary breakfast meeting of Step Up Savannah, a poverty-reduction organization based in Savannah, Ga.

"Mobility is a powerful answer to poverty," said Dodson, advocating that communities in the American South "turn small pockets of opportunity into an infrastructure of opportunity to promote mobility, success, and opportunity." 

Northeast Mississippi: The State of the Region

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:11 -- tbrantley

WTVA-TV, Tupelo-Columbus, Miss (May 28, 2015)--A large crowd packed the BancorpSouth Conference Center, with the goal of improving Northeast Mississippi.

"We want to pull together as one Mississippi. Working together to create economic opportunities. More jobs better jobs and enable Mississippians to have a higher quality of life," said the CREATE Foundation's Commission Chairman, Glenn McCullough, Jr.

The Community College as Change Agent

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 in an even wider array of disciplines.

High Hopes for Made in Durham

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 21:13 -- tbrantley

Durham Herald-Sun (February 23, 2015) -- Made in Durham will begin with a focus on helping at-risk and disconnected youth, and will initially build on DPS’ growing partnerships in the Health and Life Sciences field. But if we all do our part, Made in Durham will grow and become the framework around which we can truly impact our communities and schools.

Poverty Fight will be a Long Haul

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:32 -- tbrantley

The Durham News (December 29, 2014)--Made In Durham’s primary target is youths who have dropped out of school, been involved in the criminal justice system or are otherwise “disconnected” from mainstream paths from school into careers.

The program is about “creating job skills and getting people out of poverty,” said Victor Dzau, chairman of the Made in Durham board.

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