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

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Aug 23, 2020

Longmont LEAD program helping people, reducing recidivism per city report

A Colorado outlet applauds Studio @ Blue Meridian participant LEAD, whose pre-arrest, pre-booking diversion program has assisted people with behavioral health issues in the city.

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Aug 11, 2020

As COVID Leaves Millions Unemployed, Here’s How Workforce Funders Are Evolving

Inside Philanthropy reports on how workforce development organizations like Year Up are expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities & helping ensure an equitable recovery, in the wake of COVID-19.

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Aug 5, 2020

Nonprofits offer stimulus to Detroiters returning home from prison, jail during COVID-19

A Detroit newspaper highlights the positive impact that the Center for Employment Opportunity’s Returning Citizen Stimulus has had on formerly incarcerated Detroiters who are returning home during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Jul 29, 2020

Amid pandemic, NC women need better healthcare access

In an article for the Charlotte Observer, leaders from Upstream North Carolina reaffirm their commitment to ensuring equity in the state’s reproductive healthcare system and increasing contraceptive access for women amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jul 29, 2020

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Expands Foster Care Adoption Program Statewide in Michigan

A local Michigan news outlet reports on the expansion of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to the state.

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Jul 28, 2020

MacKenzie Bezos Announces Nearly $1.7 Billion In Charitable Gifts — And Changed Her Last Name To Scott

Forbes names Blue Meridian Partners as one of several recipients of MacKenzie Scott’s (formerly Bezos) $1.7 billion in charitable giving over the last year.

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Jul 28, 2020

HIP’s PowerUp Fund Launches Financial Investment to Latino Entrepreneurs in Miami, El Paso, and Los Angeles

Yahoo Finance shares how our COVID-19 Emergency Relief investee Hispanics in Philanthropy is deploying direct cash assistance to Latino small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Jul 28, 2020

Kentucky launches new program for young people transitioning from foster care

A Kentucky news outlet shares how the expansion of Youth Villages’ Lifeset program will assist young Kentuckians who are transitioning out of the state’s foster care system.

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Jul 26, 2020

Delaware transformed its health care system for women — here’s how | Opinion

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, former Cabinet Secretary of Delaware’s Department of Health & Human Services, highlights Upstream USA as a major contributor to the dramatic reduction of unplanned pregnancies in the state.

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Jul 23, 2020

The Long and the Short of Emergency Cash Grants

Philanthropy Roundtable highlights Family Independence Initiative as one of the more effective strategies for moving financial resources quickly to those who need them.