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Take 5: "Zone of Impact" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 29, 2015 3:31:39 PM


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Tags: Black Students, Detroit, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Ford President Darren Walker, Hunger Season, Implicit Bias, Low-Income Children, New York University, No Kid Hungry, NonProfit Quarterly, NPQ, NPR, NYU, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Ford Foundation, Amplify Blog, Big Data, Common Application, Criminal Justice Reform, Darren Walker, Data, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Philanthropic Capital, Stanford University, The Huffington Post

Exciting Career Opportunities With New Profit!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 29, 2015 11:20:02 AM


Special Projects Associate, Field Leadership


Are you a highly-motivated, ambitious go-getter? Are you able to quickly grasp complex and ambiguous concepts, and translate those into articulate, coherent writing to engage a variety of audiences? Are you passionate about social change and hungry to be on the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and policy?


If so, New Profit wants to talk to you about a unique and exciting opportunity to work on our Field Leadership team on a variety of different projects, including our signature annual event, the Gathering of Leaders. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work across the organization, reporting to a Managing Partner and providing leverage across all aspects of Field Leadership including communications and convenings. This is a dynamic, multi-faceted role is designed for a problem solver with excellent skills in time management, writing and prioritization to help ensure New Profit achieves its mission and ambitious growth strategy. This role offers opportunities for growth, both within New Profit and the social innovation more broadly.


To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here!

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Tags: Job Opportunity, Job Postings, philanthropy, Amplify Blog, Convenings, Field Leadership, Special Projects Associate, The Gathering of Leaders, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Ongoing Struggle of Teacher Retention" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 28, 2015 1:59:35 PM


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Tags: collaboration, Community Leaders, English Majors, Grit, Harvard Graduate School of Education, HuMed, Income, learning differences, Martin West, MCAT, Medical College Admission, Medical School, MindShift, New York City, Non-Academic Skills, NPR, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, Standardized Tests, Teacher Retention, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Biology, College, doctors, Mount Sinai, Pre-Med, The New York Times

Learning From Young Community Leaders

Posted by Sarah Groh on May 28, 2015 12:26:35 PM


This post was written by Sarah Groh, a Senior Analyst with New Profit's Reimagine Learning Fund.

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Tags: learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Marquis Cabrera, philanthropy, Reimagine Learning Fund, Sarah Groh, social innovation, Amanda Matos, Amplify Blog, Marshall Ganz, Natalie Tamburello, New Profit Staff

Take 5: "How to Teach Students to Struggle and Fail — Productively" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 27, 2015 3:49:11 PM


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Tags: Big-Picture Theories, Community Experience, Empathy, @MegFretz, NPR, Poverty, Rhode Island, Robert Putnam, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, American Dream, Amplify Blog, Building a Grad Nation, College Unbound, Community College, Dennis Littky, Everyone Graduates, Fail Productively, Megan Fretz, Reading, The Guardian, The Washington Post

Job Opportunity with iMentor!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 27, 2015 3:13:38 PM

iMentor, one of our amazing portfolio organizations in the Pathways Fund, is looking for a Managing Director of Finance!

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Tags: iMentor, Job Opportunity, Job Postings, Non Profit, Organizations, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Finance, Mentoring, Social Sector

Speaking Out on Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 26, 2015 2:25:34 PM

Last week, New Profit's Founder and CEO Vanessa Kirsch published a blog post reflecting on inequality of justice and opportunity in America and unveiling our plans to launch a major initiative targeting criminal justice reform. In the piece, she said:

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Tags: Carla Javits, @glennEmartin, Jen Porter Anderson, Kathleen Kelly Janus, LinkedIn, MentoringMN, Nicole Truhe, Recidivism, REDF, Robert Tudisco, Roca, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Target, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Center for Employment Opportunities, Criminal Justice Reform, DAs, Deborah Smolover, District Attorneys, Facebook, Jared Chung, Jen Anderson, Sangeeta Tyagi, The Reset Foundation, Tulaine Montgomery, Twitter, Vanessa Kirsch, Wallmart, YouthBuild

Take 5: "It Is Going To Take A Lot More Than Money To Close The Achievement Gap" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 26, 2015 11:58:04 AM

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Tags: Business Impact, Emotional Problems, Food Stamps, Houston, Indiana, Learning Curve, Mashable, Mental Health, MindShift, philanthropy, PR Value, Social Good, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Diverse, Food Pantries, Politico, Public School Systems, SNAP, Supermarkets, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Take 5, The Achievement Gap, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Take 5: "Moving Beyond the 'Does Blended Learning Work?' Question" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 21, 2015 2:25:21 PM

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Tags: Affordable Child Care, Blended Learning, City Lab, Innovation, my brother's keeper, Organizations, Peace First, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, STEM, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Dawn Porter, Disadvantaged Youths, EdSurge, Mental Health Resources, Peace First Prize, Police Relations, The New York Times, The Washington Post, University of Washington

Exciting Career Opportunities with New Profit's Early Learning Fund

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on May 21, 2015 12:02:44 PM


New Profit's Early Learning Fund seeks a world where all children have a start in their earliest years of life that sets them on a course to fulfill their potential. Extraordinary advances in neurobiology and behavioral science, together with increasing public recognition of the importance of a strong start, have created a dynamic opportunity for transformative change in the early learning field.

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Tags: careers at new profit, Job Postings, new profit careers, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, Early Learning Fund, Jobs at New Profit

Peace First Prize Semi-Finalists Announced!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 21, 2015 10:41:32 AM


On Tuesday, Peace First, a New Profit partner in the Reimagine Learning Fund that is dedicated to teaching critical peacemaking skills to youth, announced the semi-finalists for the Peace First Prize. The Peace First Prize is a national award recognizing youth peacemakers, ages 8-22, who are leaders of change focused on creating peaceful schools and communities.

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Tags: announcements, Organizations, Peace First, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Peace First Prize, Semi-Finalists

Take 5: "Holding Schools Responsible for Addressing Childhood Trauma" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 20, 2015 4:39:55 PM


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Tags: Capitol Hill, Childhood Trauma, Independent Sector, John W. Gardner Leadership Award, Michael Brown, National Employment Law Project, NPR, Posse Foundation, Poverty, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Summit, Deloitte, Detroit Zoological Society, Minimum Wage, National Association of School Psychologists, RightStep Innovation Prize, Ron Kagan, the chronicle of philanthropy, The Washington Post, Vanessa Kirsch

Deloitte Awards RightStep Innovation Prize

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on May 20, 2015 9:47:36 AM


New Profit's signature collaboration with Deloitte has helped nearly 50 innovative nonprofits achieve scale and greater impact over the last 15 years. Our shared values and vision for transformative social impact have been the foundation for a unique and enduring relationship, and we were thrilled to support Deloitte's RightStep Innovation Prize, which was designed to help scale the next cutting edge approach in education.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond12, collaboration, education, iMentor, New Profit, Organizations, Pathways Fund, philanthropy, Posse Foundation, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Summit, Deloitte, Monitor Institute, RightStep Innovation Prize, Strive for College, Technology, uAspire, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "61 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education, Many Schools Remain Separate And Unequal" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 19, 2015 5:07:57 PM


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Tags: brian moore, Brown v. Board of Education, Chronic Homelessness, Compton Unified School Districts, freddie gray, Hokki Stool, MindShift, Social Innovation News, ADHD, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Criminal Justice Reform, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Vanessa Kirsch

LinkedIn: Thinking Differently About Baltimore by Vanessa Kirsch

Posted by Vanessa Kirsch on May 19, 2015 2:07:19 PM



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Tags: altimore, #blacklivesmatter, brian moore, Florida, freddie gray, LinkedIn, my brother's keeper, President Barack Obama, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, CJS, Cleveland, Criminal Justice Reform, Ferguson, New York, Thinking Differently, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

CEO Reflections: Vanessa Kirsch on Baltimore, the Movement for Change and Criminal Justice System Reform

Posted by Vanessa Kirsch on May 19, 2015 10:19:33 AM


I’m writing in reflection of what has happened in Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Florida and so many other communities across America. Our thoughts continue to be with the families – from Freddie Gray’s in Baltimore to Brian Moore’s in New York and far too many others – that have been touched by recent tragedy. Their pain is a constant reminder that we can and must do better in addressing the inequality of justice and opportunity in communities across America.

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Tags: announcements, black lives matter, #blacklivesmatter, brian moore, freddie gray, New Profit, Nicole Truhe, Pathways Fund, Pay For Success, proof of hope, Roca, Roca Inc., social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Criminal Justice Reform, Deborah Smolover, Tulaine Montgomery, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "Why Even 'Good' Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 18, 2015 5:07:24 PM


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Tags: Brown v. Board of Education, freddie gray, K-12, MindShift, Selma, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Achieve3000, ALEKS, Amplify Blog, CK-12, Curriculet, Duolingo, EdSurge, Education Week, EduColor, Eric Garner, Ferguson, Memrise, Teachtci, The Huffington Post, Trayvon Martin

Take 5: "Where Dropping Out Is Going Up" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 15, 2015 4:14:47 PM


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Tags: City Lab, inequality, Opportunity Gap, Pay For Success, Public Schools, Reading and Writing Workshop, Roca, Sam Hiersteiner, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, EdSurge, Single Stop, The Huffington Post

Inspiration at Roca's 10th Annual Breakfast

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on May 15, 2015 10:47:07 AM


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Tags: collaboration, Governor Charlie Baker, Molly Baldwin, New Profit, Organizations, Pay For Success, Roca, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Third Sector Capital Partners, Thoughts and Approaches, Trevor Gayle, Vichey Phuong

Take 5: "The Only Metric That Matters in EdTech: Student Outcomes" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 14, 2015 3:50:17 PM


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Tags: DNV GL, Forbes, learning differences, Non-Communicable Disease, NPR, Social Innovation News, STEM, The Atlantic, 2016 Election, ADHD, Amplify Blog, coding, Criminal Justice Reform, Extreme Weather Lack of Fresh Water, Fast Company, Monday Morning Global Institute, Technology, The New York Times, United Nations Global Compact, Unsustainable Urbanization

Take 5: "The Real Cost of College" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 13, 2015 2:35:39 PM


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Tags: Grit, K-12, Learning Disabilities, National Association of State Directors of Special, Nicholas Kristof, NPR, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College Tuition, Early Learning, EdSurge, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Job Opportunity with Eye to Eye!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 13, 2015 1:35:10 PM


Eye to Eye, one of our amazing portfolio organizations and a member of the Reimagine Learning network, is looking for an Assistant to the Executive Team/Office Manager!

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Tags: Job Postings, Organizations, Amplify Blog, Eye to Eye

Take 5: "What Is Community Anyway?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 12, 2015 3:08:52 PM


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Tags: community, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Homeless Youth, NIEER, NPR, Preschool, Rutgers University, School on Wheels, Sinead Chilton, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, America Forward Coalition, America Forward Hill Day, Amplify Blog, Education Data, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, National Institute for Early Education Research, standardized test scores, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

America Forward's Big #EdPolicy Day on Capitol Hill

Posted by Admin on May 11, 2015 1:42:16 PM


America Forward, New Profit's policy arm, has been actively involved in recent debate around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the future of education and learning in America.

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Tags: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Education, ARPA-ED, Citizen Schools, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, I-TECH program, KIPP, NCLD, New Leaders, New Teacher Center, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), The Corps Network, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, City Year, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Transforming Education, Turnaround for Children

Take 5: "Smarter Ways to Invest and Launch Businesses" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 11, 2015 1:35:13 PM


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Tags: Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life, community eligibility, Hechinger Report, Jill Barshay, NPR, Organizations, Poverty, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, Dorothy Stoneman, Fresno, Poor Students, Reduced-Price Lunch program, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Third Sector Capital, transportation, YouthBuild

We're Hiring! Early Learning Fund Manager

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 7, 2015 3:31:33 PM

Are you a strategic, adaptive, and analytic problem solver? Are you a collaborative team player who is willing to go above and beyond their job description for the success of New Profit’s mission? Are you a craving an opportunity to bring your entrepreneurial spirit and initiative to a dynamic organization working on the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and policy?

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Tags: Job Postings, Amplify Blog, Early Learning Fund

Take 5: "High-Quality Education Doesn't Mean High Spending" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 7, 2015 2:20:49 PM

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Tags: April McMillan, Kenya, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, STEM, STEM Scouts, Student Loan Debt, The Atlantic, The Boy Scouts of America, Amplify Blog, College Board, Fast Company, The New York Times, Trent Nichols

Take 5: "Another Chance for Teens" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 6, 2015 4:06:11 PM

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Tags: Chronic Homelessness, James J. Heckman, NPR, President Barack Obama, Raj Chetty, Sam Tsemberis, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Community College, Harvard, The Hechinger Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, University of Chicago, YouthBuild

Social Innovation Fund Releases 'State of the Pay for Success Field' Report

Posted by Admin on May 6, 2015 3:05:59 PM


Today, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Corporation for National and Community Service released State of the Pay for Success Field: Opportunities, Trends, and Recommendations, an important new resource for organizations and policymakers who are involved, or wish to be involved, in this powerful new approach to funding and scaling high-impact solutions to our nation's biggest social challenges.

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Tags: New Profit, Pay For Success, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Social Innovation Fund, Thoughts and Approaches, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, corporate for national and community service

America Forward: Top 5 Issue Updates

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 5, 2015 5:26:47 PM


Here are the top 5 things America Forward and the America Forward Coalition are working on right now.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM, Pay For Success, Reimagine Learning Fund, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, esea, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Presidential, Save the Children, The American Enterprise Institute, The Departments of Labor and Education, WIOA, Workforce, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Take 5: "A Year for Digital Learning Improvements" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 5, 2015 2:54:10 PM


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Tags: Emerson Collective, Founders Fund, John Doerr, Jonathan Sackler, Mark Zuckerberg, Omidyar Network, Priscilla Chan, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, AltSchool, Amplify Blog, Andreeseen Horowitz, Digital Learning, First Round Capital, getting smart, Greg Mumford, Harrison Metal, Laurene Powell Jobs, Learn Capital, National Teacher Appreciation Week, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, YouGov, YouthBuild

Take 5: "An 'Income-Achievement' Gap Within Kids' Brain Structures" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 4, 2015 1:36:26 PM


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Tags: Brain Structure, Income Achievement, my brother's keeper, Nathaniel Hendren, #NPGathering15, Organizations, President Barack Obama, Raj Chetty, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Essex County, Harvard, MIT, New Classrooms, Politico, Suffolk County, Technology, The Boston Globe, The Gathering of Leaders, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Take 5: "If You Could Build Any School, What Would You Build?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 1, 2015 4:36:26 PM


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Tags: ChalkBeat, College Signing Day, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, Michelle Obama, Organizations, Pay For Success, social impact, Social Innovation News, Achievement First, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Early Learning, EdSurge, first lady, Pritzker Children’s Initiative, The Century Foundation, The Huffington Post, Wayne State University

America Forward: Expanding Focus of Pay for Success in Early Learning

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 1, 2015 12:09:40 PM


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Tags: Bryan Boroughs, Chris Ellis, Institute for Child Success, J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, Jeremy Keele, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, PFS, Accenture, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, Gary Glickman, Pritzker Children’s Initiative, United Way of Salt Lake, University of Utah Policy Innovation Lab