News

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

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Sep 11, 2020

How Philanthropy Could Embrace More High-Risk, High-Reward Projects

In an article for Inside Philanthropy, Stuart Buck of Arnold Ventures cites Blue Meridian as an example of philanthropists taking on “projects with longer-lasting, broader impact” to solve important social problems.

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Sep 11, 2020

How to Apply to College During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Teen Vogue highlights College Possible—a Studio @ Blue Meridian participant—as one organization that’s helping low-income and first-generation students navigate the college admissions process amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Sep 10, 2020

Get in on The Power of Us: Women Moving Millions 2020 Summit

As part of the Women Moving Millions 2020 Virtual Summit, our CEO Nancy Roob will share her experience with pooling philanthropic capital and investing in visionary social sector leaders to help amplify their impact.

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Sep 10, 2020

Programs For Student Parents Need Greater Focus On ROI (Cost + Career Connections)

Forbes highlights Social Finance as one of several organizations creating pathways to economic mobility for student parents by helping them finance their higher education and career goals.

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Sep 9, 2020

Returning Home: Funders Match a State’s Commitment to Prisoner Reentry

Inside Philanthropy highlights the Justice and Mobility Fund’s investment in the Center for Employment Opportunities’ Returning Citizen Stimulus, which is assisting formerly incarcerated individuals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sep 8, 2020

Pandemic poses challenges for Youth Villages’ LifeSet program

The Daily Memphian shares how Youth Villages is overcoming new challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic to support youths transitioning out of the foster care system.

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Sep 5, 2020

Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership guides first-time moms through an isolating time

A Colorado news outlet shares how the Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership programs is supporting low-income, first-time mothers in the area.

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Aug 25, 2020

Today’s Racial-Justice Grant Makers Could Learn a Lot From an Early-20th-Century Philanthropist

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights Nurse-Family Partnership as one of several organizations whose work benefits Black and brown communities who face systemic barriers to economic mobility.

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Aug 25, 2020

The Future of Upskilling is Here: Webinar Recap

In a webinar co-hosted by Blue Meridian, Social Finance, and General Assembly, Jim Shelton shared his views on the current education and job training landscape in the U.S. and moderated a conversation about the Career Impact Bond (CIB).

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Aug 24, 2020

Putting Rochester First: Center for Employment Opportunities

A Rochester, NY news station highlights the work of Center for Employment Opportunities, which is continuing to help formerly incarcerated individuals secure permanent employment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.