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The North Star: MDC's Blog

11.16.2017 by
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... read more
11.15.2017 by Dan Broun
For many communities in the rural South a two-year college is the only postsecondary institution in geographic proximity to local residents—and as... read more
11.08.2017 by Dan Broun
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... read more
10.31.2017 by
From November 1st to December 15th, individuals can sign up for coverage on their state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. During the ten-week 2017 Open... read more
09.26.2017 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
When we consider what it takes to create Southern places characterized by belonging, thriving, and contributing, we know it’s important for... read more
08.29.2017 by
In limited amounts, stress can motivate us to pursue our personal and professional goals. As stressors pass in and out of our lives, the stress... read more
08.14.2017 by
As an organization that has worked for nearly 50 years to build a South that is inclusive, thriving, and just, MDC is saddened and alarmed at the... read more
05.12.2017 by
Currently there are over 72 million women in the labor force, 47 percent of all workers. These women, however, are not paid the equal wage guaranteed... read more
03.22.2017 by
The results of a new study by the Equality of Opportunity Project, however, suggest that while elite institutions provide increased chances of... read more
03.09.2017 by Scott Edmonds
My years on MDC’s economic security team have brought me face-to-face with tax preparation business practices that prey on low-income working... read more

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