News

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

Media

Jun 20, 2021

Local nonprofit bails three men out of jail on Juneteenth, just in time for Father’s Day

A Baton Rouge, LA, news station highlights the efforts by The Bail Project—in partnership with local nonprofits—to free fathers unable to afford their bail in time for Father’s Day.

Updates

Jun 16, 2021

Accelerating Readiness for Scale

With a focus on pursuing an equitable recovery from the pandemic and continuing to fill gaps in the social sector funding market, The Studio @ Blue Meridian invests in more organizations readying themselves for future transformative scaling.

Voices

Jun 16, 2021

Leader Reflections on The Studio Experience

Hear from The Studio's visionary leaders about their experience.

Media

Jun 14, 2021

To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

The New York Times cites Year Up and Per Scholas as examples of workforce training programs that provide participants with soft skills development, mentorship, and other comprehensive supports.

Media

Jun 8, 2021

Innovative investment tools financing economic mobility

In an episode for the podcast Work in Progress, Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Co-founder of Social Finance, discusses rethinking the way we finance career readiness programs for job seekers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media

Jun 7, 2021

From parolees to CEOs, a diverse group is working on a plan to ease inequities in Memphis

A Memphis publication shares how Seeding Success is working to bridge socioeconomic gaps for children and families in Shelby County and highlights Blue Meridian Partners as a funder.

Media

Jun 4, 2021

3 Plus Your Community – Nurse Family Partnership

A representative from Nurse-Family Partnership in Chattanooga, TN, shares how the program aims to support low-income first-time moms throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Media

Jun 3, 2021

Michigan Justice Fund grants more than $2M to organizations dedicated to justice reform

Detroit Free Press shares efforts by the Michigan Justice Fund to support groups who are working to make the state's criminal justice system more equitable.

Media

Jun 3, 2021

Record Number Of Oakland Students Seek Higher-Ed Scholarships Despite COVID-19

CBS San Francisco shares news that a record number of students in Oakland applied for college and career scholarships offered by Oakland Promise this year.

Media

May 31, 2021

Foster parents needed in Washington

As National Foster Care Awareness Month comes to a close, Rita Soronen, President and CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, encourages parents to consider opening their homes to children in need of a family.