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This St. Louis–based nonprofit has reduced Missouri’s reincarceration rates by more than 40 percent. Now it’s expanding to other states

Via St. Louis Magazine Next, Danny Ludeman’s Concordance Academy will replicate its first-of-its-kind program in Chicago. When thinking of incarceration in America, Danny Ludeman talks about Monica, a 20-year-old woman who was in the same prison at the same time as her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. “This is not atypical,” the former Wells Fargo CEO says. This story

David Steward leading $50M campaign to expand Concordance

Non-profit works to reduce reincarceration rates David Steward, chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, is leading St. Louis-based Concordance Academy’s First Chance capital campaign to raise $50 million to scale its model for reducing reincarceration rates nationally and to expand its programs to 11 other cities by 2025. Chicago will be the next city

The Fellows

In 2016, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner established a unique partnership with Concordance Academy of Leadership in St. Louis, a non-profit organization providing holistic re-entry services to individuals released from incarceration. Since 2016, Concordance Academy ("Concordance") has provided its quality, integrated services to more than 500 program participants, and in doing so, has proven to reduce recidivism by more than 38%.

Concordance Academy is awarded NAP tax credits for its substance use disorder (SUD) program for formerly incarcerated individuals.

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Missouri Department of Economic Development

Before being released from prison, Concordance Academy participant, Melvin Hill Jr., was doing everything in his power to secure a sustainable job that would allow him to fulfill his lifelong goals.

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National Public Radio

Concordance Academy’s main campus, tucked in an office complex in the Maryland Heights borough of St. Louis, looks like your typical local college.

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Barron’s | Penta

Concordance Academy raises $1 Million at the fifth annual gala to serve ex-offenders

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The St. Louis American