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

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Jun 7, 2024

Sheena Meade, CEO, The Clean Slate Initiative: The Changemaker Interview

Forbe's David Hessekiel interviews Sheena Meade about criminal justice reform.

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Jun 4, 2024

How to get a job if you have a criminal record

Rolling Out highlights Blue Meridian investees National Employment Law Project and Clean Slate Initiative as advocates for fair chance hiring practices in an effort to support pathways to success for justice-impacted individuals.

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May 22, 2024

Center for Employment Opportunities Partners with LinkedIn to Bridge Employment and Skills Gap for Justice-Impacted People

Street Insider shares the announcement of a new partnership helping thousands of job seekers returning from incarceration.

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May 17, 2024

NY would pay ex-inmates $2,550 after prison under bill to aid transition, curb recidivism

The Daily Messenger covers a pending bill meant to help formerly incarcerated individuals pay for food and rent while they seek jobs and stability.

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May 16, 2024

Minneapolis launches ‘Operation Safe Summer’ to curb seasonal rise in violence

Minneapolis-based KSTP describes efforts to curb gun violence during the upcoming summer season and describes Northside Achievement Zone's focus on reducing violence year-round.

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May 15, 2024

New city program encouraging Louisville employers to hire former felons

Louisville-based WDRB highlights how the Center for Employment Opportunities is helping formerly incarcerated individuals access well-paying jobs.

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May 15, 2024

‘The heroes of this revolution.’ Healey announces new interest-free loans to train climate tech workers.

The Boston Globe reports on Governor Maura Healy's new Massachusetts Climate Careers Fund, which will be led by Social Finance.

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May 15, 2024

Support Youth Villages Oregon

Portland-based KGW8 highlights Youth Villages Oregon's LifeSet program.

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May 13, 2024

Philanthropic collaboratives are finding ways to more effectively measure impact

Writing for Candid, Mariah Collins and Erika Caballero Montoya of The Bridgespan Group describe how funder collaboratives can equitably and effectively measure impact, citing Blue Meridian Partners as one example.

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May 9, 2024

Is the secret to getting rural kids to college leveraging the entire community?

The Hechinger Report highlights a panel discussion, moderated by Blue Meridian's Jim Shelton, about the value of place-based partnerships in rural communities.