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

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Oct 11, 2021

Sanders-Clyde students given free glasses through Vision To Learn non-profit

A South Carolina news outlet reports on an effort to bring free eye exams and eyeglasses to students in Charleston through Vision To Learn.

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Oct 5, 2021

Foundations, new donors build $51M fund to support workers

Alex Daniels of The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on a fund aimed at supporting workers during the pandemic and cites Blue Meridian Partners' COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund as an example of other efforts to support hard-hit communities.

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Oct 5, 2021

“Revisit the Assumptions.” A New Report Poses Big Questions About Funders’ Impact in the 2020s

In an article highlighting a recent report from the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, Inside Philanthropy uplifts Blue Meridian Partners as an example of multiple funders collaborating to share risks and amplify their impact.

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Sep 30, 2021

Historically Black colleges can’t solve tech’s diversity problem alone

Writing for Fortune, CodePath founder and CEO Michael Ellison celebrates recent investments in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) while urging tech companies to expand their search for Black STEM graduates.

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Sep 30, 2021

Bank of America is doubling down on plans to hire from low-to-moderate income communities by recruiting 10,000 new employees by 2025

Business Insider reports on Bank of America's efforts to hire more individuals from moderate- to low-income communities through partnerships with Year Up and other non-profit organizations.

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Sep 28, 2021

This program is testing what happens when you give cash to people leaving prison

Fast Company details how Center for Employment Opportunities is teaming up with For the People to provide cash assistance to individuals recently released from prison in order to address every day needs and set them up for long-term success.

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Sep 23, 2021

TheDream.US and Social Finance Create First-of-its-Kind Loan Fund to Help Dreamers Attend Graduate School

Social Finance and TheDream.US announce their $100 million graduate school loan pilot program, which aims to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients achieve economic and social mobility.

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Sep 23, 2021

I became a top Facebook employee after dropping out of college. Here’s how I broke into tech with no degree

Business Insider shares how Jay Hammonds, a graduate of Year Up, went on to become a top IT professional at Facebook, was included in Forbes' 30-Under-30 list for Enterprise Technology, and helped oversee the Year Up @ Facebook program.

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Sep 22, 2021

For The People and The Center for Employment Opportunities Partner to Provide Cash Assistance and Reentry Services to People Released via Resentencing in California

Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) announces its partnership with For The People to bring CEO's Returning Citizen Stimulus to individuals released from California prisons by prosecutors, known as Prosecutor-Initiated Resentencing.

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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.