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Take 5: "What the New Education Buzzwords Actually Mean" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 31, 2015 10:50:32 AM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Buzzwords, Carnegie, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachin, Cook County Jail, Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, education, Google Hangouts, Grit, IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Jail, New Education Buzzwords, Noncognitive, NPR, #OpportunityRedefined, Pell Grants, Psychologist, Psychology, Robots, social innovation, Social Innovation News, special education, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, EdSurge, Fitting In, Learning from One's Mistakes, Mental Illness, Motivation, Prisoners, Special Ed, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, Warden, wrap up

#OPPORTUNITYREDEFINED: A wrap-up of this month’s conversation on diversity and inclusion

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 31, 2015 9:58:44 AM


We launched our #OpportunityRedefined digital dialogue series recently with hopes of highlighting cutting edge social innovators and provoking bold conversation (and collaboration) about the future of social problem solving.

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Tags: allen blue, Beyond 12, Google, Google Hangout, Google Hangout On Air, LinkedIn, #OpportunityRedefined, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, Digital Dialogue, Digital Dialogue Series, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Mia Birdsong, venture philanthropy, voto latino

Take 5: "Architecting for Data" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 30, 2015 3:48:56 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Conservative, Educating Prisoners, education, Homeschool, Income, MindShift, President Barack Obama, Public School, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Basic Income, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Department of Education, El Reno, El Reno Prison, Fast Company, Liberal, Prisoners, Stereotypes, The New York Times, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Building Movements, Not Organizations" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 29, 2015 1:40:57 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Beyond 12, Black, Black Students, Bloomberg, education, KIm Syman, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NPR, organizations, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, ACT, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, George Washington University, GWU, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Mayor, students, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, voto latino, Washington D.C., White, White Students

#OPPORTUNITYREDEFINED: 6 Takeaways from Our Diversity and Inclusion GHO

Posted by Kim Syman on Jul 29, 2015 11:42:33 AM


The following post was written by Kim Syman, Managing Partner, Field Leadership and Early Learning Fund.

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Tags: Beyond 12, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Thoughts and Approaches, voto latino

Take 5: "The Debate Over Free Community College" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 28, 2015 3:10:31 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, K-12, Mayors, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Oregon, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tennessee, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Community College, Early Learning, EdSource, esea, John A. Boehner, Social Innovation Fund, Speaker John A. Boehner, The New York Times, U.S. Mayors, US Conference of Mayors, USCM, venture philanthropy

America Forward Applauds Passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 28, 2015 2:58:49 PM


"Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in the funding of interventions at the federal level. In times of greater demand for human services and tighter budgets, we believe we must work together to direct government resources to programs that work and that measurably improve people’s lives. We commend Representative Ryan for his efforts to focus on results through innovation, evaluation, and common frameworks for evidence.  The America Forward Coalition looks forward to working with Senator Murray to help advance this same critical legislation through the U.S. Senate."

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Tags: House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, Senate, Senator Murray, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, Federal, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, venture philanthropy

Acelero Learning announces new CEO!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 28, 2015 12:31:48 PM


Acelero Learning, a portfolio organization in our Early Learning Fund, has just announced that they have selected Co-Founder and COO Henry Wilde to become the organization’s next CEO.

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Tags: announcements, Head Start Program, Henry Wilde, Organizations, Shine Assist, Shine Assist Partners, Aaron Lieberman, Acelero Learning, Amplify Blog, CEO, Co-Founder, COO, Early Learning, Early Learning Fund, head start, venture philanthropy

Spirituality and Emotional Health in Social Problem Solving

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 28, 2015 11:00:23 AM


Last week, New Profit Partner Shruti Sehra, who leads our Reimagine Learning Fund, and Athena Capital Advisors CEO Lisette Cooper co-published a Huffington Post piece about the growing movement behind spirituality and emotional health as powerful tools for social problem solving.

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Tags: Lisette Cooper, meditation, Op-eds, Reimagine Learning Fund, Shruti Sehra, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Athena Capital Advisors, Emotional Intelligence, mindfulness, Thoughts and Approaches

US Mayors: Key to Spreading the Innovation of Social Enterprise

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 27, 2015 3:33:30 PM


The following is a guest blog post by Carla Javits, President and CEO of America Forward Coalition Member, REDF

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Tags: Carla Javits, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Mayors, Morehouse College, New Door Ventures, REDF, social entrepreneurship, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Chair of Jobs Education and Workforce, Conference of Mayors, SROI, Tess Reynolds, US Conference of Mayors, USCM, venture philanthropy, West Sacramento

Take 5: "Can This Save Early Childhood Education?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 27, 2015 3:24:55 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: 1st-Gen, Beating the Odds Summit, Brown University, Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, College Prep, Latinos, Liberals, literacy, Manuel Contreras, Math, Michelle Obama, New York City, NYC, President Barack Obama, Psychology, Reading Aloud, science, Scientific Method, SIB, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the New School, Amplify Blog, Conservatives, Dominic Massaro, Early Learning, EdSource, First Generation, first lady, First Lady Michelle Obama, NBC News, Santa Cruz, Social Impact Bonds, Social Sector, The Daily Beast, University of California, White House Summit, WNYC

Take 5: "Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 24, 2015 3:16:16 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Charleston, Disabled, Duke, Durham N.C., Grades, Improve Grades, Innovate, K-12, Nashville, New Tools, Pennsylvania State University, President Barack Obama, Seattle, Shruti Sehra, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Americans with Disabilities Act, Amplify Blog, Anniversary, Disabilities, Emanuel AME Church, Emotional Health, getting smart, New School Development, New Schools, Social Problem Solving, Spiritual Health, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Happy Anniversary WIOA!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 24, 2015 11:23:24 AM


Just one year ago, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. This transformative and innovative piece of legislation made significant changes to our federal workforce and job training programs. As America Forward noted at the time of its passage, WIOA was the first major update to the workforce development system since 1998. America Forward was directly involved in developing, advocating for, and ensuring its ultimate passage. Below we recap our '10 Greatest Hits of WIOA’ and share the steps that have been taken since passage of the Law on its first anniversary.

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Tags: bipartisan, Community Service, Congress, education, Governors, Job Training, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Secondary School, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Anniversary, Congressional, Department of Labor, Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, venture philanthropy, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, YouthBuild

Take 5: "Improving Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 23, 2015 3:44:28 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: AP Computer Science, Blacks, collaboration, Hispanics, low income, Low Income Citizens, Math, MindShift, nonprofit, Partnership, School to Prison Pipeline, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, STEM, suspension, Symmetry, Amplify Blog, College Board, Computer Science, Corporate, Disabilities, EdSurge, Fast Co. Exist, Fast Company, Java, Native Americans, Neuroscience, teaching, Technology, The Huffington Post, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy, white house

Take 5: "How The Big New Education Law Could Cut Testing Time" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 22, 2015 3:34:44 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Advanced Placement, Arne Duncan, California, Charity, Congress, education, edX, Harvard University, Homeless, homelessness, ID, Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, NPR, Online AP Lessons, #OpportunityRedefined, Senate, Amendements, Amplify Blog, AP, Davidson College, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Education Secretary, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Family Independence Initiative, Fast Company, FII, Mia Birdsong, State-Issued Identification, Technology, testing, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

#OpportunityRedefined: Interview With Mia Birdsong on Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 22, 2015 11:11:43 AM


Mia Birdsong is the former Vice President, Family Independence Initiative (FII); and Co-Director of forthcoming Family Story initiative

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Tags: inequality, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Racism, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Family Independence Initiative, Family Story, Family Story initiative, FII, Mia Birdsong, TED, TED Talk, The Importance of Community and Self-Determination, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 21, 2015 1:43:19 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: ASD, Beyond 12, Chris Barbic, Collective Action, Corporation for National & Community Service, EducationPost, GED, Google, Google Hangout, Google Hangout On Air, Homeless, Literacy Skill, Medication, Mental Health Care, Northwestern University, NPR, #OpportunityRedefined, Pathways Fund, Social Innovation News, Superintendent of Tennessee’s Achievement School D, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Mentally Ill, Miami, Private-Public Partnerships, Reading, Social Innovation Fund, Tennessee’s Achievement School District, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, voto latino

#OpportunityRedefined Google+ Hangout

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 21, 2015 10:21:14 AM


Last week, we hosted our first #OpportunityRedefined Google+ Hangout featuring Kirsten Lodal of LIFT, Alex Bernadotte of Beyond 12, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino. Our panelists discussed how they are pushing the boundaries on social problem solving and, in the process, changing old notions about opportunity in America.

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Tags: Beyond 12, Google, Google Hangout, Google Hangout On Air, #OpportunityRedefined, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, venture philanthropy, voto latino

Take 5: "Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities " and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 20, 2015 4:12:37 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Arizona, Business Insider, CNET, Coding Lessons, Google, John Cornyn (R-TX), Lashon Amado, Mike Lee (R-UT), MindShift, Ninth Grade, Organizations, Poverty, President Barack Obama, Seth Rosenblatt, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Social Innovation News, TED Talks, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, CJS, College, Cory Booker (D-NJ), Criminal Justice Reform, Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Coalition for Publ, Ethnic Studies, Freshman Seminars, Middle School, Minorities, TEDx Talks, venture philanthropy, Women, Youth Build, YouthBuild USA

The Time is Now to Fix Our Criminal Justice System

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 20, 2015 11:30:37 AM


The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Nicole Truhe, President Barack Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Cory Booker (D-NJ), Criminal Justice Reform, Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Coalition for Publ, Prisoners, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "Five Lessons for New Philanthropists" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 17, 2015 2:28:33 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

America Forward Applauds Senate Passage of the Every Child Achieves Act (ESEA)

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 16, 2015 2:59:34 PM


“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the United States Senate for passing the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) today.

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Tags: bipartisan, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, esea, Every Child Achieves, Every Child Achieves Act, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The New Social Innovators" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 16, 2015 11:27:42 AM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: High Speed Internet, Internet, low income, Low Income Homes, Oklahoma, President Barack Obama, Recidivism, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Hill, ABC, ABC News, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Donors, El Reno, Ex-Convicts, Federal Prison, Prison, Social Impact Bonds, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Criminal Justice Reform Gains Bipartisan Momentum" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 15, 2015 4:56:00 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Capitol Hill, DPS, High School, Higher Ed, Higher Education, inequality, NYC, NYC's Deputy Mayor, Pre-K, Pre-Kindergarten, President Barack Obama, Rich, School to Prison Pipeline, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Denver Public Schools, Deputy Mayor, Fast Company, First Generation, Nation Swell, Politico, Poor, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, Zero-Tolerance Policies

Take 5: "New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 14, 2015 3:16:50 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Black, Higher Education, hiker, Howard Schultz, NPR, #OpportunityRedefined, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Starbucks, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Black Children, CEO Howard Schultz, Coder Bootcamps, coding, Common Core, Gathering, Gathering of Leaders, Student Loans, Technology, Technology Skills Training, The New York Times, United States, United States of America, USA, USA Today, venture philanthropy

New Video: Roots of our #OpportunityRedefined Series

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 14, 2015 10:08:51 AM


In this new video from our creative partners at Hiker, you can get a feel for where the ideas and angles in our #OpportunityRedefined series were born. You'll see the faces and hear the voices of many extraordinary social entrepreneurs who came together at our Gathering of Leaders earlier this year to discuss the future of social problem solving and the growing importance of diversity and inclusion, among other things.

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Tags: Beyond 12, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Thoughts and Approaches, voto latino

America Forward: The Week Ahead on ESEA

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 14, 2015 9:49:13 AM


The following post is from America Forward, a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit.

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, HELP, Pay For Success, Postsecondary Success Data Transparency, Senate, Senate HELP Committee, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Competency-Based Assessments, esea, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Incarceration, Education, Emancipation" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 13, 2015 12:18:42 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Brenda Rosen, education, Emancipation, Homeless, incarceration, Inmates, Law Enforcement, Learning Difference, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, New Work City, NonProfitPRO, Oklahoma, President Barack Obama, Reimagine Learning Fund, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, ADHD, Amplify Blog, CJS, Common Ground, Criminal Justice Reform, Decision Making Processes, El Reno, Fast Company, Fear, Federal Prison, Politico, Prison, Reimagine Learning Network, understood.org, venture philanthropy

#OpportunityRedefined: Stay Tuned for Live Video of our 7/15 Google Hangout on Problem Solving, Diversity, and Inclusion

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 13, 2015 11:29:49 AM


This Wednesday, July 15th, at 3:00 PM ET, we are holding a Google On Air Hangout with three extraordinary social entrepreneurs - Kirsten Lodal of LIFT, Alex Bernadotte of Beyond 12, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino - as part of our new #OpportunityRedefined series.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond 12, Opportunity Gap, #OpportunityRedefined, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, economic opportunity, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, voto latino

Take 5: "Life After No Child Left Behind" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 10, 2015 12:54:01 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Be the Change Inc. City Year, education, GED, Health, High School, High School Diploma, Nation Service, NCLB, New York University, No Child Left Behind, NPR, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Alan Khazei, Amplify Blog, Civic Enterprises, Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Federal Education Law, John Bridgeland, University of Colorado, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll, venture philanthropy, white house, White House Tech Advisor

#OpportunityRedefined: White House Tech Advisor on Diversity

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 10, 2015 10:12:26 AM


Earlier this week, we published a post in our #OpportunityRedefined series featuring an interview with LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue. In the interview, he comments on technology's critical importance in social problem solving; LinkedIn's new Economic Graph and changing notions about upward mobility in America; and the value of diversity in business and innovation. Our favorite quote from the piece: "Innovation is driven by diversity...of opinion, experience, and background."

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Tags: allen blue, LinkedIn, Megan Smith, #OpportunityRedefined, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Technology, United States Chief Technology Officer, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Why the Social Innovation Fund Now Matters More than Ever" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 9, 2015 2:29:05 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: 2015 Millennial Impact Report, Beyond 12, Google Hangout, inequality, millennials, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Mission Continues, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Commonwealth Magazine, Generation, John Grossman, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Spencer Kympton, The Center for Effective Philanthropy, The Huffington Post, Third Sector Capital, Third Sector Capital Partners, Time, venture philanthropy, Veterans, voto latino

America Forward: Update on ESEA

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 9, 2015 10:43:36 AM


Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is moving quickly through the legislative process in Washington, DC. Below is an update on the latest developments on Capitol Hill.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House Democrats, House of Representatives, Senate, The Hill, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Education Week, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, H.R. 5, Jessica Crawford, Lexi Barrett, The Penn Hill Group, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

America Forward: Statement on Passage of the Student Success Act

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 9, 2015 9:36:46 AM


The following statement is from America Forward, the nonpartisan policy arm of New Profit. 

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Pay for Performance, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, esea, Social Impact Bonds, venture philanthropy

#OpportunityRedefined: Google Hangout With Three Amazing Women

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 8, 2015 3:24:43 PM

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Tags: allen blue, announcements, Beyond 12, Google, Google Hangout, LinkedIn, #OpportunityRedefined, social entrepreneurship, Alexandra Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, venture philanthropy, voto latino

Take 5: "The Past, Present and Future of School Design" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 8, 2015 10:51:56 AM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: allen blue, Blended Learning, EdBuild, Intrinsic Schools, Job Interview Training, Larry Kearns, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, #OpportunityRedefined, PTSD, Punishment, School Design, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Census Bureau, Discipline, Disciplining Kids, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, EdSurge, MAP, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Poverty Rates, System Architecture of Schooling, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, U.S. School District, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Virtual Reality

#OpportunityRedefined: Interview with LinkedIn's Allen Blue on Inclusion and Diversity

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 8, 2015 10:30:36 AM


Last week, we launched a new digital dialogue series called #OpportunityRedefined, which seeks to lift up amazing leaders and ideas, provoke conversation, and incite boldness in addressing the toughest challenges we face in America.

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Tags: allen blue, LinkedIn, #OpportunityRedefined, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Technology, Thoughts and Approaches, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Time to Return to the Whole" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 7, 2015 4:21:56 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bill de Blasio, Board Members, Bronx, CFO, Chief Financial Officer, Health, Holistic Approach, Jennifer Gonnerman, John Rice, Kalief Browder, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MindShift, MLT, Rikers Island, Social Innovation News, special education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, The Justice Department, The New Yorker, Academics, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Extracurricular Activities, Gail Franck, Preet Bharara, Prison, school, Special Ed, The New York Times, United States Attorney Preet Bharara, Valerie Mosley, Valmo Ventures, venture philanthropy

America Forward: ESEA Congressional Consideration Preview

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 7, 2015 2:47:35 PM


The following post is by Lexi Barrett, America Forward’s Policy Director.

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Lyndon Johnson, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Penn Hill Group, Representative Bobby Scott, Representative John Kline, senator lamar alexander, the House Education and the Workforce Committeethe, the Senate, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, Lexi Barrett, Senator Patty Murray, venture philanthropy, War on Poverty

Welcoming Two Outstanding New Board Members and Our New CFO

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 7, 2015 1:10:29 PM


New Profit has added two extraordinary leaders – Valerie Mosley, Chairwoman of Valmo Ventures, and John Rice, Founder and CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) – to its board of directors. In addition, Gail Franck, who has wide-ranging executive experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, recently joined New Profit’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

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Tags: announcements, Bipartisan Policy Center, Black Enterprise Magazine, Board of Directors, CFO, Chief Financial Officer, Greylock Partners, Harvard Women's Leadership Board, Henry McCance, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hunt Alternatives, John Rice, Kristin Mugford, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MLT, Peterson Institute for International Economics, President Barack Obama, 50 Most Powerful Black Women in Business, Amplify Blog, David Harris, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Advisory Board for, Gail Franck, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), National Basketball Association, New Profit Board of Directors, New Profit Staff, Stephen Case Foundation, Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street, Tufts University, Valerie Mosley, Valmo Ventures, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Walt Disney Company, Wellington Management Company

Take 5: "What Schools Will Do to Keep Students on Track" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 6, 2015 4:19:01 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Chicago, education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Free Secondary Education, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Policy Director, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Sustainable World, The Atlantic, America, Amplify Blog, Disconnected Youth, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, esea, Fast Company, Free Education, Free Primary Education, Freshman Year, Lexi Barrett, Low Graduation Rates, Malala Yousafzai, Minecraft, Sustainable, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy

America Forward: State of Play on Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 6, 2015 10:45:50 AM


The following post is by Lexi Barrett, America Forward’s Policy Director.

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Pay For Success, Senate, Senate Floor, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Competency Based Learning, esea, Lexi Barrett, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "100 Percent is Overrated" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 2, 2015 2:03:54 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Community Service, corporation for national and community service, impact—mobilizing, National Service, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Fast Company, GettingSmart, School Districts, SIF, Smart, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy

America Forward: New Report Hails Social Innovation Fund Progress

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jul 1, 2015 3:46:54 PM


The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: Congress, corporation for national and community service, Nicole Truhe, Pathways Fund, Pay For Success, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Policy, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 1, 2015 12:44:50 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Aspen Ideas Festival, aspen institute, Brain, Brain Scan, Child Advocacy Groups, Child's Brain, education, Language, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Peace First, philanthropy, Problem Solvers, Sean Parker, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, economic empowerment, Eric Dawson, Hackers, Neuroscience, peacemaking, public health, Reading, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, the chronicle of philanthropy, Time, venture philanthropy, WSJ

#OpportunityRedefined: New Entrepreneur-Driven Dialogue Series

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 1, 2015 10:23:33 AM


Today we’re launching #OpportunityRedefined, a digital dialogue series about the future of social problem solving in America. Our goals: lift up amazing leaders and ideas, provoke conversation, and incite boldness in addressing the toughest challenges we face in early childhood development, education, economic empowerment and public health.

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Tags: allen blue, Beyond 12, economics, education, Google On Air Hangout, John Rice, LinkedIn, Maria Theresa Kumar, MLT, #OpportunityRedefined, science, social innovation, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, economic empowerment, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, Mia Birdsong, Presidential Campaign, public health, Social Innovation Fund, Technology, venture philanthropy, voto latino