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PRSA St. Louis Honors Danny Ludeman at the Inaugural ImPRessions Awards

The In recognition of his service in the Greater St. Louis community, the Public Relations Society of America St. Louis Chapter, recognized Concordance Academy President and CEO, Danny Ludeman, with the inaugural Presidents' Award. This award is given to someone who utilizes public relations techniques to influence, engage and build relationships with key audiences in the St. Louis region and beyond for the benefit of the community at large.

Fresh beginnings are hard to come by, especially when you have served time and face the prospect of rejoining society. Concordance Academy understands this challenge and assists in navigating this difficult terrain."

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Ladue News

After serving a year in prison, Jeff Smith realized his fellow inmates were just as business savvy as many on the outside. He now works to help inmates harness those skills when they leave prison.

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National Public Radio

Danny Ludeman Honored by FBI at National Ceremony

FBI Director Christopher Wray presented the Director’s Community Leadership Awards at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The DCLA recipients have made a variety of meaningful contributions to their communities.

More than a dozen Concordance Academy participants spent the day at Washington Park Cemetery, helping clean up the grounds. 

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KMOV

Concordance participants attended the Partnership for Success Career Fair at Chaifetz Arena, where 80 local employers and organizations offered stable job opportunities to former offenders.  

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FBI Honors Danny Ludeman, President & CEO of Concordance Academy

In recognition of outstanding service to the local community and the enduring contributions to the advancement of justice, FBI St. Louis Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn surprised Danny Ludeman with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award during Concordance Academy board meeting.

Kaitlyn Parker has been named the second participant in the Bryan Cave-Concordance Academy Legal Fellowship to help former inmates reintegrate into society.

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Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Snapped! section highlights Concordance Academy's 3rd Annual Gala, “A Halloween Soiree”, at the Ritz Carlton that took place on October 21, 2017.

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Town & Style Magazine

Paul Harris and Jeff Smith discuss the work that is being done at Concordance Academy. Smith shares his unique perspective as a formerly incarcerated person, and policies that cripple the ability for ex-cons to become productive members of society.

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Harris Online