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Where We Work

MDC is a national organization with roots in North Carolina and the American South. Founded in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1967, a significant portion of MDC’s work is now spread across the United States.

Past work includes creation of the Indiana School Guidance and Counseling Leadership Project; creation and management of the Ford Foundation’s seven-year Rural Community College Initiative in 24 communities across the U.S.; co-lead partner of the FEMA Emergency Preparedness Demonstration in seven states and the District of Columbia; and managing partner of the nationwide Achieving the Dream initiative.

Here are a few of our current and most recent programs and their locations:

Partners for Postsecondary Success: Brownsville, TX; Amarillo, TX; Raleigh, NC

Work Supports Initiative: Indiana, South Carolina, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina

Passing Gear Philanthropy: Tennessee, Minnesota, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida  

State of the South 2014: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia 

Developmental Education Initiative: Coastal Bend College, TX; Cuyahoga Community College, OH; Danville Community College, VA; Eastern Gateway Community College, OH; El Paso Community College, TX; Guilford Technical Community College, NC; Housatonic Community College, CT; Houston Community College, TX; North Central State College, OH; Norwalk Community College, CT; Patrick Henry Community College, VA; Sinclair Community College, OH; South Texas College, TX; Valencia Community College, FL; Zane State College, OH.

Career Pathways for a Green South: Central Piedmont Community College, NC; Trident Technical Community College, SC; Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, SC; Mountain Empire Community College, VA.

Center for Working Families: Guilford Technical Community College, NC; Des Moines Area Community College, IA; Central New Mexico Community College, NM; Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, AK; Skyline College, CA; Gateway Community College, CT; Norwalk Community College, CT; College of the Ouachitas, AK; Pulaski Technical College, AK; Southeast Arkansas College, AK; Ivy Tech, IN; Houston Community College, TX; Henry Ford Community College, MI; Los Angeles Harbor College, CA; Community college of Baltimore County, MD.