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 went to prison, he felt like his life was over — until he was introduced to Concordance.

Meet Yvonne

Participant Story

Yvonne’s story serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to start a new way of life you’re excited about.

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.

Concordance President & COO, Michelle Smith, Featured in PBS Article

News

Concordance President & COO, Michelle Smith was recently featured in an article for PBS NewsHour, covering untreated dental issues and dental care in the context of mass incarceration. Michelle speaks […]

2021 Concordance Annual Report

News

“With each passing year, I am continuously humbled by the resilience of our participants and the support we receive from investors, partners, board members, and our team.” – Chairman and CEO Danny Ludeman

Concordance Receives First Federal Grant Ahead of National Expansion

News Press Releases

Concordance, a CARF accredited, re-entry nonprofit headquartered in St. Louis, announced today that it has secured its first federal grant. Through the Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act, Concordance was […]

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Affordable Holiday Shopping Event

DECEMBER 2021

We know that the holidays can be an expensive time of year. To help offset some of the costs for our participants, Concordance hosted our annual Affordable Holiday Shopping Event in December Click below to read a recap of the event.

Join the First Chance Campaign.

Help us meet our $100 million fundraising effort to expand our re-entry model to 11 additional U.S. cities over the next five years.

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.