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Recently, New Profit's Reimagine Learning Fund was highlighted in a blog post on the Rockefeller Foundation's new ENGAGE website, which highlights the power of networks to drive social impact. The new site was created in partnership with Deloitte's Monitor Institute, a longtime collaborator with both New Profit and the Reimagine Learning Fund.
On Wednesday, August 26th, we participated in a Twitter chat on “Criminal Justice Reform and Philanthropy”. The conversation, which was hosted by the Council on Foundations, brought together leading organizations working on the issue, including MacArthur Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. We were represented in the chat by Tulaine Montgomery, who is leading our new criminal justice initiative. In addition to the panelists, influential organizations including the Ford Foundation and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency also participated.
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Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community everyday! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.
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This Wednesday, August 26th, at 12:00 PM ET, the Council on Foundations will be hosting a Twitter chat on "Criminal Justice Reform and Philanthropy" featuring New Profit's Tulaine Montgomery and representatives from the MacArthur Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
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Today, Wednesday, August 19th, Republican leaders took the stage at the 2015 New Hampshire Education Summit to discuss K-12 education for the first time in the 2016 Presidential election cycle. We are pleased that the Presidential candidates from both major political parties are beginning to discuss education issues as part of their campaign agendas and we look forward to the continued discussion around America Forward's education priorities as we head into 2016. As the conversation gets underway, be sure to check out our America Forward ESEA Policy Platform as well as the following blog posts to learn more about America Forward’s K-12 education priorities we believe are necessary in helping states, communities, schools, and their nonprofit partners accelerate improvements that can expand opportunity, achievement, and success for all.
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Tags: Bedtime Stories, Bill Gates, Brains, Dr. Pamela Cantor, Girls Of Color, Internet, Latinos, Learning Difference, learning differences, Martha's Vineyard, Microsoft, MindShift, NoticeAbility, NPR, Paul Allen, Pediatric Primary Care, Perri Klass, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, Teaching Software, African-Americans, American Academy of Pediatrics, Amplify Blog, black girls code, Code Camp, coding, Dean Bragonier, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Dyslexia, GatesNotes, Jesse Jackson, Technology, The New York Times, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy
Yesterday marked the last day of an incredible journey. Dean Bragonier, a valued member of the New Profit community and founder of NoticeAbility, spent this summer swimming 50 miles around Martha's Vineyard to raise awareness for Dyslexia. Bragonier, a dyslexic himself, is dedicated to raising awareness of dyslexia and those who have it. His latest effort in this area takes the form of the new organization NoticeAbility, a nonprofit that creates dyslexic-friendly learning tools for middle school-aged children.
This past weekend, Julian Bond, the iconic civil rights leader, former chairman of the NAACP, and Single Stop Advisory Board member, passed away at the age of 75.
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America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm, is being considered to participate in the SXSWedu conference. We need your help!
Recently, the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) featured New Profit's Pathways Fund in a blog post highlighting the work the Fund has done since 2010 when it became a part of the CNCS Social Innovation Fund's (SIF) inaugural class. Through partnership with SIF, the Pathways Fund has been able to make great strides in pursuit of its goal to strengthen the bridge between education and workforce development, so that more low-income youth have opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods. The following quotes provide some color on the overwhelming results that the public-private partnership has yielded:
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America Forward recently hosted its second Pay for Success and Evidence network call that brought together over 50 organizations and thought leaders interested in Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy. The purpose of the call was to provide an update on current federal legislative activity and to discuss prospects during this Congressional session for additional federal support.
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85% is the amount of a child’s brain that is developed by age 5. 300 million is the number of fewer words that children from low-income families have been exposed to by age three, compared to their more affluent peers. Billions is the amount of money that it costs the nation in remedial and special education, unemployment, and in too many cases, criminal justice-related interventions because of what the first two numbers represent—an achievement gap that is a result of a lack of high-quality early learning.
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Tags: Blended Learning, Board of Directors, Boston Foundation, Google, New York University, Nonprofit Times, NPR, NYU, PARCC, Paul Grogan, Policy Makers, Reimagine Leanring, Reimagine Learning Fund, Smart Cities, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Common Core, Curriculum, EdSurge, ENGAGE, Fast Company, Funders, Learning Standards, Middle School, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, tests, The Science of Smart Cities, venture philanthropy
We were thrilled to see that a longtime member of New Profit's Board of Directors, Boston Foundation President Paul Grogan, was included on the NonProfit Times "2015 Top 50 Power & Influence" list. Here's the great blurb on Paul that was included in the list:
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