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

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Sep 20, 2021

College Possible helping students get college-ready

A Milwaukee-based news outlet shares how College Possible is helping local students overcome challenges exacerbated by the pandemic and reach their postsecondary education goals.

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Sep 14, 2021

Forbes 50 Over 50: Investment

Forbes names Blue Meridian CEO and Edna McConnell Clark Foundation president Nancy Roob as one of fifty women over the age of fifty who are forging a more innovative and inclusive financial future.

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Sep 9, 2021

Eyeglasses for school kids boost academic performance, study finds

Johns Hopkins University shares conclusions from a 3-year clinical study focused on a Baltimore partnership with Vision To Learn, which found that access to eyeglasses is linked to improved test scores.

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Sep 2, 2021

Program brings stability to college student

A local Massachusetts news outlet shares the story of one young adult transitioning out of foster care who, with support from Youth Villages' LifeSet program, is planning to graduate college and earn her master's degree.

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Aug 23, 2021

Expungement Crisis: The Long Wait to Restore ‘Ruined Lives’

The Crime Report highlights the devastating collateral consequences of justice system involvement and uplifts solutions like Clean Slate policies.

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Aug 18, 2021

Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path

In an article on workers' desire for more pathways to well-paying careers, Steve Lohr of The New York Times cites Year Up, Per Scholas, and Merit America as examples of comprehensive workforce development programs aimed at expanding opportunity.

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Aug 16, 2021

Library partners with nonprofit to help provide children with free eye exams and glasses

A Baltimore-based news outlet highlights Vision To Learn's collaboration with local library branches to provide children with free eye exams and glasses.

Voices

Aug 16, 2021

Want to find more workers? Make it easier to hire people with criminal records.

Writing for the Washington Post, Blue Meridian CEO Nancy Roob, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, and Schusterman Family Philanthropies chair Stacy Schusterman push for fair chance hiring practices for Americans with criminal records.

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Aug 16, 2021

Blue Meridian commits $8 million to Northwest Dayton Partnership

Philanthropy News Digest shares Blue Meridian's investment in the Northwest Dayton Partnership, which will support initiatives aimed at improving equity and educational and career outcomes in Dayton, OH.

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Aug 15, 2021

Filling in the skills gap: A new way of training workers to match the jobs

Matter of Fact spotlights Social Finance's Career Impact Bond and its partnership with American Diesel Training Center as an example of initiatives aimed at providing workers with the skills they need for in-demand careers.