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

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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.

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May 7, 2024

I’m Proof of the Power of a Second Chance | Opinion

Writing for Newsweek, Sam Lewis, CEO of Anti-Recidivism Coalition, emphasizes the importance of second chances for people with criminal records.

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Apr 26, 2024

Op-Ed: ‘My Arrest Record Continues To Impact My Life Today,’ Here’s Why I Believe In The Power Of Second Chances

Writing for Essence, Clean Slate Initiative's Sheena Meade shares how an arrest record has shaped her life and how she's working to remove barriers to opportunity for millions of justice-impacted Americans.

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Apr 24, 2024

Aswad Thomas on Expanding Resources for Survivors of Crime and Promoting Public Safety

Aswad Thomas of the Alliance for Safety and Justice speaks with C-SPAN about expanding resources for survivors of crime, promoting public safety, and criminal justice reform.

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Apr 24, 2024

Justice and Mobility Fund awards $14.5 million to Jobs for the Future

Philanthropy News Digest reports on the Justice and Mobility Fund's recent investment in Jobs for the Future's Center for Justice and Economic Advancement.