Updates, articles, and videos from and about Blue Meridian Partners, our investees, and the field.


May 7, 2021

Addressing COVID Learning Loss: Free At-home Summer Program Prepares Missouri Children for Kindergarten

A local news outlet in Jefferson, MO, spotlights Waterford UPSTART's Summer Learning Path, which is offering free online learning to Missouri families to ensure that their children stay on track and prepared for kindergarten.


May 7, 2021

Salt Lake County’s Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time moms succeed with additional resources

A Salt Lake City, UT, news outlet highlights the work of Nurse-Family Partnership to support new mothers in the area and interviews one of the mothers who have benefited from the program.


May 7, 2021

Nonprofit ‘’ is helping Colorado students prepare for kindergarten

As summer approaches, a news station out of Denver, CO, shares how Waterford UPSTART's free online learning program is helping to prepare four-year-olds in the area for kindergarten.


May 6, 2021

Year Up’s Sustained Earnings Impacts Indicate A Pathway Towards An Equitable, Just Economy

In article with Grads of Life for Forbes, Year Up CEO Gerald Chertavian reflects on new research which found that Year Up produces the largest earnings impact reported to date for any workforce development program.


May 4, 2021

National bail fund to expand in the Deep South

The Associated Press shares The Bail Project's recently-announced "Bail Out the South" initiative, which will focus on doubling The Bail Project's reach in the Deep South region through partnerships with local organizations.


Apr 30, 2021

Creating Economic Opportunity for Justice-Impacted People and Communities

Mindy Tarlow, Managing Director and Justice and Mobility Fund lead, shares her thoughts on how criminal justice reform can impact economic opportunity, and relays how her past experience drives her to meet this moment.


Apr 26, 2021

Employers toss out degree requirements as college costs rise

MSNBC interviews Year Up alumna Allie Alcala to show how more companies are prioritizing inclusive hiring and creating pathways to well-paying careers for young adults without a college degree.


Apr 22, 2021

Twin Engines for Propelling Social Impact

The Stanford Social Innovation Review cites The Studio @ Blue Meridian and participant OneGoal as an example of how funders can support nonprofits' efforts to innovate and plan for the future.


Apr 20, 2021

New program helps first-time moms navigate motherhood

A local news outlet in Illinois welcomes Nurse-Family Partnership to southern Illinois and underscores the positive impact the program will have for first-time mothers and babies in the region.


Apr 16, 2021

Nonprofit offers training you don’t have to pay for until you land a job

A Denver news outlet shares how Social Finance's Career Impact Bond makes it possible for individuals to receive training for in-demand careers and pay it back to others in the program only after they've landed a well-paying job.