News

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

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Nov 19, 2019

Who Makes Money From Bail?

CNBC reports on injustice in the US bail system.

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Nov 7, 2019

Hundreds of Oklahomans are free from prison tonight, but what happens next?

Center for Employment Opportunities will support individuals returning to their families and communities after historic commutation in Oklahoma by helping them find jobs and navigate challenges.

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Oct 31, 2019

What’s Holding Companies Back From Expanding Diversity

The Wall Street Journal reports on how programs like Year Up, which provides intensive job training and internships for opportunity youth as a pathway to sustainable careers, can create a pipeline of diverse applicants for major businesses.

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Sep 10, 2019

A Foundation Created by an Adopted Child Pays it Forward

Inside Philanthropy tells the story of how Dave Thomas' childhood inspired his work in fostercare adoption and the eventual launch Wendy's Wonderful Kids.

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Jun 24, 2019

A Noble Collaboration: Capital Flows to Social-Service Groups

Barron's reports on the comprehensive care HealthySteps provides low-income children and families, and how Blue Meridian Partners aggregates funding to expand this and other programs helping impoverished Americans.

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May 20, 2019

Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.

The New York Times cites Year Up as a leading example of a workforce training program focused on pathways to tech-related jobs which pay living wages.

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May 2, 2019

Toxic Stress and Children’s Outcomes

An Economic Policy Institute report highlights Nurse-Family Partnership as a program that promotes protective parenting and reduces the pressures that affect African Americans disproportionately.

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Mar 7, 2019

Donors Increasingly Believe in Pooling Resources to Create a Bigger Impact

The Financial Times cites Blue Meridian as a leading example of the trend toward collaborative philanthropy.

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Mar 5, 2019

Many Washington foster kids become homeless. Tennessee may have found a solution.

The Seattle Times reports on the success of YVLifeset in Tennessee and its expansion to Washington.

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Mar 1, 2019

From Promising Model to Major Investment

CEOs Nancy Roob and Mark Edwards share the journey of scaling Upstream USA with Stanford Social Innovation Review.