News

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 16, 2021

Sometimes, even the nonprofit organizations need a little help

A Tennessee news outlet uplifts the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis's Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which is supporting local nonprofit organizations so that they can continue to serve Memphians in need.

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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 13, 2021

When good news abounds – and is free

ConvergenceRI highlights ONE Neighborhood Builders' efforts to develop a free Wi-FI wire mesh system to serve the residents of Olneyville, RI – a system which recently won a Wi-Fi at Work national award from WifiForward.

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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.