Our Stories

From participant spotlights and news to special announcements and events, here’s where you can find out about what’s happening within the many aspects of our organization.

Participant Spotlight

Our participants are at the heart of everything we do here at Concordance. Hear some of their stories.

Meet Derrick

Participant Story

When Derrick became a felon, he felt like his life was over — until he was introduced to Concordance.

Meet Aaron

Participant Story

Aaron’s story is a reminder that participants have the best chance of moving forward when they are free of labels that undermine their potential.

News and Announcements

Learn more about the exciting things our team and participants have been up to by reading up on our latest press releases.

CEO Says St. Louis Prison Re-entry Program Works

Featured, Press Releases

Retired Wells Fargo Advisors CEO Danny Ludeman breaks down how Concordance Academy of Leadership is repairing lives, reuniting families and reducing recidivism.

Social Impact Heroes: How Danny Ludeman & Concordance Academy of Leadership Are Helping To Reduce Reincarceration Rates

Featured, News, Press Releases

“Small achievements are just as important as big ones. Every small milestone that our participants achieve is worth celebrating. Whether it is walking through that door on day one, earning […]

Video: The Faces of Perseverance

Featured, Media Kit Video, News, Participant Stories

Hear real stories of perseverance from the men and women who are dedicated to changing their lives and the lives of their loved ones for the better with the support of Concordance.

Concordance Gala


Save the date! The sixth annual Concordance Gala will take place on October 30, 2021, at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

Join the First Chance Campaign.

Help us meet our $50 million fundraising effort to expand our re-entry model to 11 additional U.S. cities by 2025.

Your support will change lives.

Investing in Concordance will directly influence the trajectory of our participants’ lives, creating a ripple of positive change through their families and communities.