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

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Apr 7, 2021

Job Training That’s Free Until You’re Hired Is a Blueprint for Biden

The New York Times uplifts Social Finance as a model for evidence-based, pay-for-success workforce training programs and underscores the importance of such programs as the country recovers from COVID-19.

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Mar 31, 2021

Sharing Power and Curbing Racial Inequities: How Grant Makers Can Commit to Real Change a Year After Covid

Writing for Chronicle of Philanthropy, three leaders from the field uplift Blue Meridian Partners and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation as examples of how funders can better support nonprofits beyond COVID-19 and pursue an equitable recovery.

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Mar 25, 2021

Funders Are Backing a Push to Clear Criminal Records. For Many Involved, It’s Personal

Inside Philanthropy reports on how funders like Blue Meridian's Justice and Mobility Fund are supporting the Clean Slate Initiative to automate criminal record clearance and remove barriers to economic mobility for justice-involved individuals.

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Mar 18, 2021

Diverse Talent Pipelines Require Diverse Communities

In an article for Forbes, a Year Up participant shares how, along with providing other support, the program connected her with temporary housing so that she could complete her internship at Salesforce.

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Mar 11, 2021

Reimagining Large-Scale Impact Philanthropy: An Interview With Merton Capital Founder Sean Davis

In an interview with Worth Magazine, Merton Capital founder Sean Davis cites Blue Meridian Partners as an example of effectively pooling philanthropic capital to scale solutions to social problems.

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Mar 11, 2021

Setting our Sights on an Equitable Future

Reflecting on the past year's challenges, Chief Executive Officer Nancy Roob and Chief Investment & Impact Officer Jim Shelton share Blue Meridian’s directions for growth and investment priorities in 2021 and beyond.

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Mar 11, 2021

Women’s History Month: OneGoal CEO Melissa Connelly Working To Give Students The Opportunity To Succeed

OneGoal CEO Melissa Connelly speaks with CBS Chicago about how her organization is working to close the college degree divide.

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Mar 9, 2021

Unifying America: Non-Profit Provides Support For Low-Income Workers Looking To Switch Careers

CBS Boston interviews 35-year-old Jeovanny Tovar, a father of three, about how Social Finance's Career Impact Bond has created new pathways to opportunity for him and his family.

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Mar 5, 2021

Served My Time But Still Not Free: The Legal Stigma of my Record Haunts Me | Opinion

In an article for Newsweek, Jay Jordan, Vice President of Alliance for Safety and Justice, draws from personal experience to underscore how criminal records act as lifelong barriers to opportunity.

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Feb 19, 2021

As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants

The Washington Post highlights College Possible as one of several organizations supporting low-income students through the college admissions process and helping them overcome challenges exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.