Dec 7, 2023

Place Matters: Learning from the Past, Envisioning the Future

Managing Director and Portfolio Lead Cecilia Gutierrez shares the personal motivations that have shaped her career trajectory and details how her experience driving regional change in Miami has informed her work with the Place Matters portfolio.


Oct 13, 2023

A Fair Chance After Incarceration Includes the Opportunity to Dream Big

Senior Directors Scott Nolen and Le’Ann Duran discuss how the Justice and Mobility Fund’s recent scale-readiness investments aim to address the unique needs of justice-impacted populations and unlock opportunity post-incarceration.


Sep 28, 2023

Inside an Investment to Advance Black Economic Mobility: a Q&A with Nicholas Pelzer

In this Q&A, Senior Director Nicholas Pelzer shares his thoughts on Blue Meridian's investment in the HBCU Transformation Project and the outcomes it aims to achieve.


Jun 16, 2023

Why Evaluation Must Start with Learning: A Dialogue between Micah Carr and Meg Long

Managing Director Meg Long joins Chief Brand Officer, Micah Carr, to share insights from her career as an evaluator and discuss how Blue Meridian considers learning fundamental to evaluation and building an evidence base.


Mar 29, 2023

A Dialogue with Tia Breakley and Lissette Rodríguez

Blue Meridian recognizes the benefits of diversity within our staff, including among the management team. Two of these leaders share their professional insights and personal perspectives as women making a difference in social change.


Feb 28, 2023

Partnering to Scale Strategies Nationally

Investee leaders within Blue Meridian’s Nationwide Solutions portfolio describe their organizations’ work, their vision for impact, and how their partnership with Blue Meridian has helped them on their scaling journey.


Oct 19, 2022

Why Place Matters

Leaders from Blue Meridian, StriveTogether, William Julius Wilson Institute, and communities across the US describe the power of place and the role of place-based partnerships to transform the life trajectories of young people and families.


Jul 21, 2022

Team Reflections: A Shared Mission Supports Focus During Challenging Times

Some of our newest team members share their motivations for joining Blue Meridian, their learnings on transitioning jobs during a global pandemic, and how they have stayed mission-focused amid multiple crises.


Apr 21, 2022

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy

Lucretia Murphy of Jobs for the Future talks with Justice and Mobility Fund leader and Managing Director Mindy Tarlow about how Fair Chance hiring strengthens businesses, communities, and the economy.


Feb 25, 2022

A conversation between Nancy Roob and The Business of Giving podcast’s Denver Frederick

CEO Nancy Roob joins Denver Frederick's The Business of Giving Podcast to discuss Blue Meridian's pioneering approach to finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that trap young people and families in poverty in the United States.