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

Danny Ludeman

“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 a certificate for completing workplace simulation training, or achieving 30 days sober, each of these moments are worth celebrating as they bring our participants one step closer to living joyful, abundant, and purposeful lives.”

As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danny Ludeman, CEO and President of Concordance Academy of Leadership. It is the only nonprofit of its kind working to reduce reincarceration rates through a holistic, integrated and evidence-driven model that includes 12 essential services under one roof, including integrated, personalized support across substance use and mental health treatment, education, job readiness and employment, housing and legal services, and more. The St. Louis-based non-profit is dedicated to restoring individuals, rebuilding families, transforming communities and advancing the field of re-entry services. Prior to founding Concordance, Danny previously served as CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, where he increased revenue from $300 million to $10 billion during his tenure.

Read the full story at Authority Magazine

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