First Chance Campaign

Danny Ludeman, President and CEO of Concordance Academy

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