Aug 16, 2021
Want to find more workers? Make it easier to hire people with criminal records.
Writing for the Washington Post, Blue Meridian CEO Nancy Roob, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, and Schusterman Family Philanthropies chair Stacy Schusterman push for fair chance hiring practices for Americans with criminal records.
Aug 13, 2021
Barron’s Live: Justice and Economic Mobility
Managing Director Mindy Tarlow and Tanya Coke, director of the gender, racial, and ethnic justice program at the Ford Foundation, join the Barron's Live podcast to discuss the Justice and Mobility Fund with Penta senior writer Abby Schultz.
Jul 13, 2021
Creating Economic Opportunity for Justice-Impacted People and Communities
Mindy Tarlow, Managing Director and Justice and Mobility Fund lead, shares her thoughts on how criminal justice reform can impact economic opportunity and relays how her past experience drives her to meet this moment.
Jun 16, 2021
Leader Reflections on The Studio Experience
Leaders of the latest organizations to join The Studio @ Blue Meridian share their experience in The Studio.
Oct 29, 2020
Preparing for Scaling: Innovating to Think Big and Tackle Barriers
One year after The Studio @ Blue Meridian made its first investments, Managing Director and strategic lead, Lizz Pawlson, reflects on the purpose of accelerating organizations’ readiness for scale and how we have adapted to the COVID-19 crisis.
Oct 14, 2020
Charting New Investments and Increasing Impact: Q&A with Jim Shelton
Chief Investment and Impact Officer Jim Shelton shares both his priorities amidst pressing challenges and his reasons for optimism in his first year.
Aug 25, 2020
The Future of Upskilling is Here: Webinar Recap
In a webinar co-hosted by Blue Meridian, Social Finance, and General Assembly, Jim Shelton shared his views on the current education and job training landscape in the U.S. and moderated a conversation about the Career Impact Bond (CIB).
Jun 5, 2020
Unshackling the potential of every American in the wake of George Floyd killing
The tragic death of George Floyd & so many other Black Americans underscores the longstanding problem of systemic injustice. Jim Shelton shares his visions for rebuilding an equitable future & unleashing potential for all Americans with CNBC.
Jun 5, 2020
We Must Invest in Systems that Close Inequity Gaps
In an interview with CNBC, Jim Shelton discusses how Blue Meridian pools funds and invests in problems at scale in order to increase economic mobility, giving every Americans the opportunity to earn more than the generation before them.
Dec 10, 2019
A Conversation on Regionally Focused Work
Nancy Roob discusses collaborating on place-based work with leaders from Blue Meridian’s Regional Partners: the Duke Endowment and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.