News

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

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Jan 2, 2019

Job-Training Program Helps Students Find Success

"This isn’t a handout, it’s a hand up," Year Up’s executive director for greater Philadelphia tells public radio.

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Jan 1, 2019

Nonprofit Teaches Skills, Helps Young People Find Jobs

Atlanta INtown describes how Greater Atlanta Year Up has helped more than 12,000 youth reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

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Dec 20, 2018

How to Unleash $45 Billion for Charity

“There's nothing that creates imitation like success.” Chairman Stan Druckenmiller tells Barron’s he hopes Blue Meridian’s aggregation of capital will inspire other philanthropists.

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Dec 20, 2018

Strengthening Communities Through Innovative Solutions

Boston’s NBC-TV affiliate spotlights how Year Up’s internships prepare youth for the job market.

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Dec 18, 2018

Set It and Forget It: How Better Contraception Could Be a Key to Reducing Poverty

The New York Times reports on Delaware’s ambitious bid to offer one-stop shopping for birth control, describing the program made possible by Upstream’s training and technical assistance “a social experiment that other states will be watching.”

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Dec 5, 2018

This Free Program Trains Students and Matches Them with Paid IT Internships

The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance website, describes how Year up connects underserved urban youth with unfilled, well-paying jobs.

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Nov 28, 2018

Four Pathways to Greater Giving

A report by the Bridgespan Group, cited in The New York Times, highlights aggregated funds like Blue Meridian as key to unlocking the wealth of affluent Americans and greatly increasing philanthropy’s impact on social problems.

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Nov 6, 2018

Memphis Nonprofit Helps Foster Children Transition to Adulthood

WMC-TV reports on the expanding impact of the “life-changing” YVLifeSet program.

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Oct 31, 2018

America’s Other Family-Separation Crisis

The New Yorker reports how The Bail Project’s Robin Steinberg and a program supported by the Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa are helping incarcerated women and their children in Oklahoma.

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Oct 30, 2018

Blue Meridian, Big Bet Investor in Child Welfare Programs, Becomes a Nonprofit

The Chronicle of Social Change describes Blue Meridian Partners’ plans for growth and independence.