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About us

Mission: MDC helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity.

Background: MDC is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Durham, N.C., that has been publishing research and developing programs focused on expanding opportunity, reducing poverty, and addressing structural inequity for nearly 50 years. MDC's focus is on: defining gaps and mobilizing leaders to create a will for change; demonstrating sustainable solutions and developing them into effective models; and then incubating them so they can be replicated at scale for maximum impact.

Our Organizing Formula: Education + Work + Assets = the Pathway to Opportunity

MDC is a private, nonpartisan nonprofit supported with grants and contracts from foundations; federal, state, and local governments; and the private sector.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1967

Government ID number: 56-0894222


Phone: 919-381-5802

Fax: 919-381-5805

307 W. Main St., Durham, NC, 27701-3215, US

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