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

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May 2, 2022

A bold plan for transforming access to the US social safety net

CEO Amanda Renteria shares Code for America’s vision for safety net transformation and introduces its Safety Net Innovation Lab in a TED Talk delivered at the 2022 TED Talks Conference in Vancouver.

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Apr 29, 2022

San Antonio nonprofit kicks off plan to reduce COVID-19 inequities

A local San Antonio, TX, news outlet reports on UP Partnership's recently announced Future Ready Bexar County plan to reduce inequities exacerbated by COVID-19.

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Apr 26, 2022

Biden plans to invest millions to get formerly incarcerated people jobs, housing

NPR reports on new federal investment in reentry supports for justice-impacted people.

Updates

Apr 22, 2022

Making it Mainstream – Employing Justice-Impacted People

Justice-impacted people comprise an enormous, often overlooked segment of the US population. The Justice and Mobility Fund is working to create fair chances for this community by investing in strategies that boost employment & economic mobility.

Voices

Apr 21, 2022

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Justice and Mobility Fund leader and Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy.

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Apr 14, 2022

Innovative Pediatric Program HealthySteps to Double in Size Following Historic Investment

HealthySteps shares plans to double its impact nationwide, supported by an investment from Blue Meridian.

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Apr 12, 2022

Code for America will help states redesign their public benefits systems

Fast Company details Code for America's recently launched Safety Net Innovation Lab.

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Apr 8, 2022

A 4-Year Degree Isn’t Quite the Job Requirement It Used to Be

In an article on a trend away from 4-year degree requirements among employers, The New York Times cites Year Up and Per Scholas as examples of programs expanding opportunity for workers with a college degree.

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Apr 7, 2022

UVA Analysis Finds Significant Wage Gains for Graduates of Nonprofit Training Provider

Research out of the University of Virginia finds that graduates of Merit America benefit from a significant average annual wage increase.

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Mar 31, 2022

A New Center to Overcome Old Stigmas

Inside Higher Ed details Jobs for the Future's new Center for Justice and Economic Advancement, supported by The Justice and Mobility Fund, which will help adults with criminal records secure meaningful employment.