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

Concordance Academy Raises $1 Million at Fifth Annual Gala

Concordance Academy of Leadership, a non-profit that supports individuals as they re-enter society and the workforce after prison, raised $1 million through its 5th annual gala, “Big Top Bizarre,” held at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis on Saturday, October 19. Through generous event sponsors and nearly 500 engaged attendees, Concordance exceeded its fundraising goals and raised