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Set It and Forget It: How Better Contraception Could Be a Key to Reducing Poverty

The New York Times reports on Delaware’s ambitious bid to offer one-stop shopping for birth control, describing the program made possible by Upstream’s training and technical assistance “a social experiment that other states will be watching.”

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This Free Program Trains Students and Matches Them with Paid IT Internships

The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance website, describes how Year up connects underserved urban youth with unfilled, well-paying jobs.

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Four Pathways to Greater Giving

A report by the Bridgespan Group, cited in The New York Times, highlights aggregated funds like Blue Meridian as key to unlocking the wealth of affluent Americans and greatly increasing philanthropy’s impact on social problems.

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Memphis Nonprofit Helps Foster Children Transition to Adulthood

WMC-TV reports on the expanding impact of the “life-changing” YVLifeSet program.

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America’s Other Family-Separation Crisis

The New Yorker reports how The Bail Project’s Robin Steinberg and a program supported by the Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa are helping incarcerated women and their children in Oklahoma.

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Blue Meridian, Big Bet Investor in Child Welfare Programs, Becomes a Nonprofit

The Chronicle of Social Change describes Blue Meridian Partners’ plans for growth and independence.

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Program to Help Foster Youth Aging Out Expands to Los Angeles, D.C., Illinois and Louisiana

The Chronicle of Social Change reports on the continuing growth of YVLifeSet.

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As a Foundation Winds Down, the Anti-Poverty Funder Collaborative It Launched Takes Flight

Inside Philanthropy reports on EMCF and Blue Meridian’s plans to expand efforts to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

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The Biggest Game in Adoption Today

The Chronicle of Social Change reports on WWK’s “groundbreaking” plan to find homes for 58,000 foster kids.

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Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low Income Youth

A rigorous evaluation of Year Up’s impact demonstrates the large earnings gains for young adults in its workforce development program.

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