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


Jul 29, 2022

How Felonies Keep Formerly Incarcerated People Stuck

Jay Jordan, CEO of Alliance for Safety and Justice and National Director of TimeDone, shares his story with NowThis News.


Jul 26, 2022

This Major Anti-Poverty Collaborative is Doubling Down on Support for Early Childhood

Inside Philanthropy reports on Blue Meridian's latest investment in HealthySteps, which will enable the program to double in size by 2027.


Jul 22, 2022

Investing in Workforce Development to Create an Equitable Economy

Amid the economic fallout of COVID-19, Blue Meridian Partners has invested in a range of workforce development strategies aimed at ensuring an inclusive and equitable post-pandemic recovery.


Jul 21, 2022

Team Reflections: A Shared Mission Supports Focus During Challenging Times

Some of our newest team members share their motivations for joining Blue Meridian, their learnings on transitioning jobs during a global pandemic, and how they have stayed mission-focused amid multiple crises.


Jul 8, 2022

The new labor market: No bachelor’s required?

Hechinger Report details the shift away from bachelor's degree requirements among employers, highlighting Google's investment in Social Finance, Year Up, and Merit America as an example.


Jul 7, 2022

For People Just Leaving Prison, a Novel Kind of Support: Cash

The New York Times details direct cash assistance programs aimed at supporting individuals returning home from prison, including Center for Employment Opportunities' Returning Citizens Stimulus.


Jul 6, 2022

Vanderbilt graduate credits LifeSet program for helping him transition out of foster care

A Nashville-based news outlet shares the story of one Youth Villages LifeSet participant who credits the program with helping him transition out of foster care and graduate college.


Jun 30, 2022

HBCUs are Experiencing a Renaissance. Here’s How to Make Sure It Lasts

In an article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, UNCF's Julian Thompson and InsideTrack's Malika Clinksales push for more long-term investment in HBCUs and cite Blue Meridian's investment in the HBCU Transformation Project as an example.


Jun 28, 2022

HealthySteps program receives funding to expand care for families with toddlers

New York's Spectrum News 1 highlights HealthySteps' support for Jennifer Pannone and her daughter during challenging times.


Jun 9, 2022

Jennifer Lopez Partners With Nonprofit Grameen America to Financially Empower Women-Led Latina Businesses

Variety reports on Jennifer Lopez's support for Grameen America, a participant in The Studio @ Blue Meridian.