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

Concordance Legal Fellow Honored in 2018 Class of “30 Under 30”

Concordance Academy Legal Fellow, Shelby Hewerdine, has been named one of St. Louis’ outstanding young professionals by the St. Louis Business Journal. The publication chooses 30 individuals every year to win a prestigious spot on the “30 Under 30” list.

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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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