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

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Oct 2, 2020

Bridging the opportunity divide: Local non-profit helps students achieve their goals

ABC Action News shares how Year Up's intensive career training program is bridging the opportunity divide and transforming the lives of young adults from underserved communities in the Tampa Bay area.

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Sep 30, 2020

Nurses can’t visit expectant moms in need. Rather than let COVID-19 kill their program, they visit virtually instead.

A local Pennsylvania news outlet highlights the work of nurses from the St. Luke’s Nurse-Family Partnership, who have provided resources and other critical support to first-time mothers and their babies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via virtua

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Sep 28, 2020

Blue Meridian, Schmidt Futures back ‘career impact bonds’ via Social Finance’s UP Fund

Impact Alpha covers Blue Meridian’s investment in Social Finance’s UP Fund, which utilizes the Career Impact Bond to help underserved students and adults gain access to training for in-demand careers.

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Sep 25, 2020

Free early learning software available to children entering kindergarten in 2021

A spokesperson for Waterford UPSTART shares with Good Things Utah how the program is ensuring access to quality pre-K education for families across the state, including families that are unserved or underserved by existing pre-K options.

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Sep 24, 2020

Youth Villages’ Patrick Lawler to receive Jefferson Award, but it’s not last chapter

Multiplying Good honored Youth Villages CEO Pat Lawler with the 2020 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged for his work supporting foster care youth and transforming foster care systems.

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Sep 24, 2020

Social Finance Announces UP Fund to Catalyze Economic Mobility

Social Finance announces its UP Fund, supported by investments from Blue Meridian and others, which will catalyze economic mobility by expanding access to high-quality, industry-recognized job training programs and other supports for low-income i

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Sep 21, 2020

NJ DCF To Launch Program for Older Youth in Foster Care

Insider NJ shares the launch of the Youth Villages LifeSet program in New Jersey, which will support youth as they transition out of the state’s foster care system.

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Sep 17, 2020

The Bail Project works to prevent incarceration and combat racial, economic disparities

In an interview with a Northwest Arkansas news station, a local bail disruptor with investee The Bail Project explains how our current cash bail system perpetuates the cycle of poverty and injustice in communities across the US.

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Sep 17, 2020

How to Help Parents Who Are Struggling to Provide for Their Kids

The New York Times highlights COVID-19 Emergency Relief investees GiveDirectly and No Kid Hungry as organizations that are providing critical support for families most impacted by the crisis.

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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.