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This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to intern for New Profit as part of “The LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace Intern Program”. LinkedIn teamed up with New Profit and similar organizations to arm nonprofits with a new platform, the LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace (LVM). With the LVM, nonprofits can fulfill their high-quality volunteer needs by discovering the millions of LinkedIn professional members who have expressed interest in volunteering, and these members can find volunteer opportunities that nonprofits are seeking to fill. I worked with several New Profit portfolio organizations to leverage the LVM to attract skilled volunteers. To provide you with a lens on some of this work, I will focus here on how I worked with Citizen Schools, which greatly benefited from what New Profit and LinkedIn had to offer.
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We're thrilled to spread the news that the new book Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by David Flink is out today!
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New Profit is hiring a Chief Financial Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to make a significant contribution to New Profit’s growth. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as a member of the senior leadership team and will be responsible for building and enhancing the business processes and infrastructure that will allow New Profit to fulfill its vision.
Tags: Bill Gates, Charter Schools, education, Educators for Excellence, Seattle, Social Innovation News, The New Yorker, children, Early Learning, American education system, National Association of College and University Bus
Kate Anderson and Nithyaa Venkataramani learning about Kinems data tracking technology that teachers can use to monitor their students’ progress as they play these games. They are speakin with co-founder Michalis Boloudakis.
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It's Friday. It's summer. You're at work. Are your fingers wandering on the keyboard to some non-work-related items? Perhaps you're prone to wandering over to the highly addictive site, Pinterest?
In Tuesday's Take 5, we highlighted a story that Al Jazeera America did on a landmark study Johns Hopkins University did that followed 800 children in Baltimore nearly 30 years.
- HuffPost Impact: "Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business" StartingBloc Fellow Hila Mehr writes, "Social enterprises can become easily distracted building and managing their business instead of focusing on the problem they are trying to solve -- even if the solution involves running a healthy business. A strong business model and management-style is critical to success, and I proclaim their value to a sustainable social enterprise as much as the next person. Yet, a social entrepreneur can run the most transparent, well-managed, profitable social enterprise in the world, and still not be solving the social problem their business is founded upon....As we continue to grow as a movement, there are a few things we should remember in order to maintain a focus on the core mission of our work -- positive social change."
- CloseIt.org CloseIt.org has opened their 2014 JOBS MADNESS competition."JOBS MADNESS is now accepting applications for companies, either for-profit or non-profit with $5 million or less in annual revenue who are working to disrupt the status quo in the following key areas:
- Building accelerated pathways to employment in high demand sectors (IT, Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, etc.)
- “Skilling Up” low skilled workers using competency-based strategies for successful employment
- Innovative technologies disrupting the traditional education to employment model
Click here for more information. All submissions must be received by midnight (12:00AM) Pacific Standard Time on Monday September 1, 2014.
- NationSwell: "Looking for Work That Has Meaning? Fuse Corps Can Help". NationSwell profiles Fuse Corps, co-founded by Peter Sims in response to the emergence of talented millennials who want to make a difference. Every year, the nonprofit pairs ten to 20 mid-career private sector professionals with a forward-thinking elected official. By working in government, Fuse Corps fellows can find a way to make the change that some find harder to achieve in the private sector." The piece includes this video on what a Fuse Corps member looks like:
- NPR: A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs (AUDIO) All Things Considers talks with those on both sides of Detroit's water-shut off controversy. "Tutorials have also spread on Facebook describing how to get water flowing again. Detroiter Nita O'Neal says it's relatively easy to find someone with the kind of long metal keys that open closed water valves — even though only city workers are supposed to have them. 'People gonna turn that water back on. Somebody has a water key, trust me. You give 'em $5, you gonna get your water back on,' O'Neal says. 'People have to have shelter, food and water.' Turning the water back on that way is, in fact, a crime — it's stealing water. But for families with little or no income, O'Neal says, the stakes are too high to worry about that. 'You got babies that's probably not taking baths. That's opening up the door for protective services to come in, say that you are unfit parent,' she says. 'This is a game that they're playing, and it's a serious, dangerous game.'"
- Al Jazeera America: "Is the American dream dead? A groundbreaking study from Johns Hopkins University shows that for big segments of the population it is." Press for "a landmark study tracking nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren, following them through school and into adulthood, until age 28. More than three decades later, they published the outcome in June, a book titled "The Long Shadow." It offers a searing and dismal view of the chances of escaping urban poverty.
The article includes this infographic from Johns Hopkins:
In 1992, Public Allies was co-founded by Vanessa Kirsch, who later went on to found our very own New Profit. Today, after 15 years of tremendous service by outgoing rockstar Paul Schmitz, Public Allies announced their newest CEO, Arden O. Wilson, Ph.D.
Defying prevailing political winds, Congress has passed, and President Obama just signed into law, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) -- the first update to federal workforce programs in nearly 15 years. This unique moment of bipartisan, bicameral unity is notable not solely for its rarity within the current climate of legislative inertia, but because WIOA will provide critical support to millions of Americans struggling to gain the job skills they need in this tough economy.