News

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

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Jan 8, 2021

Year Up: Working to bridge the opportunity divide in U.S. communities of color

A news outlet from California's Bay Area shares how Year Up is bridging the opportunity divide for young adults of color by preparing them for careers in the tech industry.

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Jan 8, 2021

Foster Care Was Always Tough. Covid-19 Made It Tougher.

Rita Soronon of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption shares with The New York Times the importance of supporting youth who are aging out of the foster care system, especially amid the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis.

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Dec 21, 2020

Agency celebrates adoption milestone with 500 children placed into ‘forever homes’

Yahoo! News highlights the work of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, which has helped 500 children in Kentucky’s foster care system find permanent homes since 2006.

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Dec 21, 2020

How Reimagining Employment Practices Can Advance Racial Justice

Gerald Chertavian, CEO of Year Up, shares with Forbes his reflections on the recently announced OneTen Coalition and the need for more pathways to opportunities for Black Americans.

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Dec 17, 2020

Covid job losses devastate domestic workers, who are largely unseen

NBC News covers the efforts by National Domestic Workers Alliance to support nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Dec 17, 2020

Treating trauma early to help children cope down the line

In a special report on childhood trauma, PBS NewsHour uplifts HealthySteps as a model of trauma prevention for families with young children.

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Dec 7, 2020

Bill and Melinda Gates Welcome the Philanthropists of the Future

In a letter published in Barron’s, Bill and Melinda Gates site their partnership with Blue Meridian as an example of how “philanthropy can be a team sport.”

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Dec 7, 2020

How COVID-19 could lead to fewer Washington students going to college in 2021 and beyond

The Seattle Times highlights concerns by College Possible and other groups over declining college enrollment rates in Washington.

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Dec 7, 2020

Money Bail System Exacerbates Inequalities for Many

A North Carolina news outlet shares the story of one formerly incarcerated man who is helping others in his community as part of The Bail Project.

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Nov 25, 2020

Dave Thomas Foundation aims to match every foster child with a forever family

The Columbus Dispatch reports on the efforts by Wendy’s Wonderful Kids to find permanent homes for hard-to-place foster children in Ohio during the ongoing pandemic and holiday season.