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Take 5: "Leveling the Investment Playing Field" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 30, 2015 2:30:25 PM


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

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Tags: behavioral economics, Innovate Public Schools, KIPP, Mayor of South Bend, neurobiology, #OpportunityRedefined, Pay For Success, Pete Buttigiea, Psychology, Public Schools, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, achievement gap, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, East Palo Alto, Entrepreneurs, Harvard, Harvard IOP, Joe Kennedy III, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, Mayor, Social Impact Bonds, Utah, venture philanthropy

#OpportunityRedefined: Behavioral Science Media Roundup

Posted by Admin on Oct 30, 2015 10:01:39 AM


Recently, we launched the second installment of #OpportunityRedefined, a new social entrepreneur-driven digital dialogue series about the future of problem solving in America. We’re exploring rising trends that are shaking up social innovation and giving us hope that some of America’s biggest challenges can be addressed.

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Tags: Arizona State University, Baby, behavioral economics, Behavioral Insights, Bennington Banner, Big Challenges, Brains, California, Character, Childhood Experiences, Childrens Brains, education, Gov Innovator, government, High Risk, Human Development, Lisa Guernsey, Maya Shankar, michael levine, neurobiology, NPR, #OpportunityRedefined, Positive Thinking, Poverty, Psychology, Reduce Stress, social change, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Tap Click Read, Abuse, ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, children, Dad, Early Learning, Emotions, Life Skills, Neglect, Neuroscience, Reading, Social Problem Solving, social science, Stereotypes, The Huffington Post, The Spokesman Review, The Washington Post, Toxic Stress, venture philanthropy, White House Summit

Take 5: "The Most Innovative Schools in America" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 29, 2015 11:06:09 AM


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

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Tags: Boston, Classroom, education, Education Reform, HuffPost, inequality, Math Scores, National Assessment of Education Progress, Nation's Report Card, nonprofit, Organizations, Peace First, Peacemakers, Peacemaking Skills, Public Library, Reimagine Education, Reimagine Learning Fund, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Boston Globe, CNN, Economic Mobility, Fitness, NAEP, National Center for Education Statistics, Peace First Prize, peacemaking, Social Justice, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The National Assessment of Education Progress, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy

Expanding Our Groundbreaking Collaboration with Deloitte

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 28, 2015 11:03:34 AM


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Tags: capacity building, collaboration, iMentor, KIPP, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MLT, New Leaders, New Profit, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Peace First, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, The Mission Continues, Acelero Learning, Achievement Network, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, College Possible, corporate philanthropy, Deloitte, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, Monitor Institute, New Classrooms, peer health exchange, Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation, Turnaround for Children, Youthbuild U.S.A.

Peace First Announces 2015 Prize Winners

Posted by Admin on Oct 27, 2015 1:55:47 PM


Today, Peace First, a New Profit partner in the Reimagine Learning Fund that is dedicated to teaching critical peacemaking skills to youth, announced the five winners of this years 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: Abingdon, announcements, Boulder, Brennan Lewis, Colorado, Illinois, Jasmine Babers, North Carolina, Organizations, Peace, Peace First, Peaceful, Peacemakers, Reimagine Learning Fund, Rock Island, Amplify Blog, Apex, D.C., Grace Callwood, leaders, Maryland, Peace First Prize, peacemaking, venture philanthropy, Washington, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Yasmine Arrington

Take 5: "Mapping Initiative, Not Need" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 27, 2015 1:16:35 PM


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

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Tags: Absenteeism, Blended Learning, Chronic Absenteeism, Congress, Hartford Public Schools, High School, Instructional Coach for Blended Learning, John Tucker, Organizations, president, President Barack Obama, Results for America, RFA, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Attendance, Congressional, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Needs Assessment, Paul Griswold, Policy, Policymakers, Poor Attendance, standardized testing, teaching, testing, The New York Times, United States Department of Education, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Teaching Teachers To Teach: It’s Not So Elementary " and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 26, 2015 4:10:35 PM


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

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Tags: Cherokee Indians, economics, Elementary, Florida, Harvard University, North Carolina, NPR, #OpportunityRedefined, President Barack Obama, Psychology, School of Education, Social Innovation News, standardized test, Teaching Works, The Great Smoky Mountains Study of Youth, Amplify Blog, Deborah Ball, East Lansing, Eastern Band, Elementary School Teacher, Harvard, Jack P. Shonkoff, Michigan, Polk County, Sociology, Special Ed, standardized testing, teaching, The Center on the Developing Child, The New York Times, The Washington Post, University of Michigan, venture philanthropy, Wendy Bradshaw

#OpportunityRedefined: Interview with Jack P. Shonkoff, Director of The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Posted by Admin on Oct 26, 2015 2:23:58 PM


Earlier this month, we launched the second installment of our 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: FOI, Frontiers of Innovation, Frontiers of Innovation Initiative, Harvard University, Innovation, #OpportunityRedefined, R&D, social innovation, Adult Workforce Development, Amplify Blog, Community-Based Interventions, Early Learning, Family Support, Harvard, Jack P. Shonkoff, Neuroscience, Phil Fisher, Research and Development, The Center on the Developing Child, University of Oregon, venture philanthropy, Video-Coaching

Innovation Funds and Investing in What Works

Posted by Nicole Truhe on Oct 26, 2015 11:35:03 AM


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Tags: Congressional Briefing, corporation for national and community service, Corporation for Supportive Housing, eMINTS National Center, i3, Innovation Funds, Nicole Truhe, RCT, Results for America, RFA, America Forward Coalition, American Enterprise Institute, Amplify Blog, Congressional, CSH, David Anderson, Deborah DeSantis, Department of Education, Educate, federal government, Investing in Innovation Fund, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Monica Beglau, Randomized Control Trial, Robert Doar, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Bipartisan Appeal of Pre-K" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 23, 2015 4:27:02 PM


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

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Tags: Born This Way Foundation, Emotion, Emotion Revolution, English, Global, High School, Instructional Software, Job Market, Lady Gaga, Latino, parents, Policy Makers, Poverty, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Academic Standards, Academics, Amplify Blog, College, Cynthia Germanotta, Disadvantaged, Education to Employment Gap, educators, Emotion Revolution Summit, federal government, Middletown, Pedagogy, s Academic Achievement, Social Problem Solving, Technology, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Unemployed, United States, venture philanthropy, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Born This Way Foundation Host Emotion Revolution Summit

Posted by Admin on Oct 22, 2015 3:45:08 PM


The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation – created by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta – are hosting the Emotion Revolution Summit to build awareness of the critical role emotions play in young people’s learning, decision-making, academic achievement, and overall wellness. The event gathers youth from around the country to share their ideas for creating improved learning environments with key educators, academics, and policy makers.

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Tags: Born This Way Foundation, Emotion Revolution, HopeLab, Life Is Goop, Mattel, Microsoft, social emotional learning, Amplify Blog, Cynthia Germanotta, Dr. Peter Salovey, Emotion Revolution Summit, Emotions Matter, Faas Foundation, Flawless Foundation, Lady Gaya, Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, venture philanthropy, WWE, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Take 5: "The Early Childhood Challenge for Philanthropists" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 22, 2015 2:46:12 PM


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

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Tags: at-risk children, Capitol Hill, Classroom, Common App, corporation for national and community service, government, i3, Ivy League, MindShift, National Service Programs, Republicans, Results for America, RFA, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, the wall street journal, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, Application, Common Application, Curiosity, Democrats, Early Learning, Federal Evidence Based Innovation Funds, Investing in Innovation Fund, Knowledge, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Voices for National Service, WSJ

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Oct 22, 2015 1:35:43 PM


Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: ACF, Africa Business Fellowship, Breakfast, California, Child Nutrition Act, Christina Trampota, Elementary Schools, FoodCorps, History, Innovative Leader, K-12, KIPP, Latino Community, Leila Janah, Literature, MLT, Multilingual, Narratives, Organizations, Philanthropist, president, President Barack Obama, Rio Grande Valley, Samasource, ScholarJob, Seeds, silicon valley, St. Paul Public Schools, The Milken Institute, Accelerator Program, Administration for Children and Families, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, anet, AVANCE, CareMessage, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, E4E, Edgar Gonzalez, Educators 4 Excellence, Entrepreneur, Federal, Financial Education, Four Vital Behaviors for Success and Sustainabilit, Generation, Maetzin Saenz, Michigan, New York, Read, Reading, School Lunch Program, Strive Masiyiwa, students, Technology, the African Leadership Network, The New York Times, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, venture philanthropy, vineet singal, Visa, white house, White House Town Hall on Educational Excellence fo, workforce development, YouthBuild, YouthBuild Charter School of California

Results for America and America Forward: Federal Evidence-Based Innovation Funds Are Improving Outcomes

Posted by America Forward on Oct 22, 2015 11:27:17 AM


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Tags: announcements, Capitol Hill, Congress, corporation for national and community service, Corporation for Supportive Housing, First in the World Program, i3, Infant, Innovation Fund, Investing, Maternal, Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, Michele Jolin, MoneyBall for Government, RCT, Results for America, RFA, Scale, Social Innovation News, Society, Teen Pregnancy, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CSH, Deborah Smolover, Development Innovation Ventures, Early Learning, Federal Innovation Programs, Investing in Innovation Fund, Policy, Policymakers, Randomized Control Trial, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy, Washington DC

Take 5: "Bringing Soul to the Work of Collective Impact" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 21, 2015 12:50:43 PM


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

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Tags: California, Charter School, Edgar M Gonzalez, incarceration, Latino, Latino Community, Nitesh Goel, Organizations, President Barack Obama, Rio Grande Valley, Sheriffs, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Aaron Feuer, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, Collective Impact, EdSurge, EdTech Accelerators, Grant Hosford, Police, Police Chiefs, Prison, Prison Roster, Prosecutors, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, white house, YouthBuild

White House Announces AVANCE's Commitment to Action

Posted by Admin on Oct 21, 2015 10:38:20 AM


Last week, President Barack Obama announced AVANCE’s Commitment to Action in the Rio Grande Valley as one of 150 commitments, with a collective investment of over $340 million, that aim to build on and accelerate federal, state, and local investments in high-quality education, from cradle-to-career for the nation’s Latino community.

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Tags: education, Hispanics, Latino, Latino Community, nonprofits, Organizations, PACES, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, president, President Barack Obama, Public Sector, Rio Grande Valley, Shared Responsibility, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, Community Engagement, Early Learning Fund, Pathways to Alliances for Community Engagement Ser, Private Sector, school district, venture philanthropy, white house, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence f

Take 5: "Millennials: Different Or Just Delayed?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 20, 2015 5:36:10 PM


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Tags: Amplify Blog

#OpportunityRedefined: Interview with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Founder and CEO, Center For Youth Wellness

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 19, 2015 3:27:11 PM


Recently, we launched the second installment of #OpportunityRedefined, a new social entrepreneur-driven digital dialogue series about the future of problem solving in America. We’re exploring rising trends that are shaking up social innovation and giving us hope that some of America’s biggest challenges can be addressed.

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Tags: behavioral economics, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, neurobiology, #OpportunityRedefined, Psychology, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, Gathering of Leaders, The Center For Youth Wellness, The Gathering, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Schools For Wisdom" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 19, 2015 11:30:41 AM


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

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Tags: Andrew Carnegie, Atlanta, Citizen Ed, Ebony Magazine, Ed Reform, education, Forbes, Gun Violence, Head and Heart Philanthropy, Health, HHP, K-12, Most Likely to Succeed, NPR, NRA, Oregon, Poverty, Reflective Practitioners, Robber Baron, Roger Martin, Roseburg, Sally Osberg, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Adviser Summit, Amplify Blog, Christal Jackson, college admissions, Communities of Color, Ebony, Education System, First Gen, First Generation, First Generation College Students, Gun Control, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, school, The New York Times, The Stewardship Report, venture philanthropy, Violence

MLT Announces the Africa Business Fellowship

Posted by Admin on Oct 16, 2015 3:13:13 PM


Recently, MLT, one of our partner organizations that provides the skills, coaching, roadmap, and relationships needed to transform top minority talent into high-impact leaders, announced the launch of the Africa Business Fellowship. MLT was joined in the announcement by the initiative's co-presenters: African entrepreneur and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, The Milken Institute, and the African Leadership Network.

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Tags: African Business Fellowship, announcements, Business, MBA, Minority Talent, MLT, Organizations, The Africa-America Institute, The Milken Institute, African Dev Jobs, Amplify Blog, Management Leadership Tomorrow, Milken Institute, Minorities, Strive Masiyiwa, the African Leadership Network, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Don’t End The Social Innovation Fund (Yet) " and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 16, 2015 2:11:17 PM


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

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Tags: AEI, cognitive skills, Congress, corporation for national and community service, Edward M. Kennedy, Engineer, Engineers, Gridlock, Homeless, homelessness, nonprofits, Pay For Success, Preschool, Robbie Bach, Scholars, Social Innovation News, The Hill, American Enterprise Institute, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, Business Leaders, Entertainment, Political Gridlock, problem solving, Santa Clara, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America act, The New York Times, The White House, venture philanthropy, Video Game Business, Video Games, XBox, Xbox Revisited

'Engineers Wanted: No Degree Required' By Robbie Bach

Posted by Admin on Oct 16, 2015 12:48:33 PM


The following guest post was written by Robbie Bach, former President of Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft and driving force behind the launch of Xbox. Bach recently joined New Profit for a fireside chat about his new book "Xbox Revisited" and how lessons from the video game business can be applied to social problem solving.

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Tags: Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Civic Engineering, code.org, Electrical Engineers, Engineer, Hadi Partovi, Jeff Raikes, Jim Clark, Math, Mechanical Engineers, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Navy SEAL, New Profit, Organizations, Robbie Bach, science, silicon valley, Simpson-Bowles Commission, STEM, Alan Simpson, Amplify Blog, Analytic Tools, Army of Civic Engineers, Civil Engineers, Communications Techniques, Engineering, Erskine Bowles, Geekdom, Gerald Chertavian, Leadership Attributes, Navy Seal Team, Social Problem Solving, Software Engineers, Technical Skills, Technology, Technology-Driven Economy, The Raikes Foundation, Thoughts and Approaches, Tricia Raikes, Vanessa Kirsch, Video Games, XBox, Xbox Revisited, Year Up

Take 5: "Free Tuition Is Not Enough" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 15, 2015 3:59:29 PM


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

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Tags: Babies, Buzzword, education, Education Gap, Graduate, Innovation, Kindergarten, MindShift, NPR, parents, Rich, science, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Adaptive Learning Engine, Amplify Blog, Community College, EdTech Buzzword, Eric Westervelt, Free Tuition, Knewton, Pediatric Surgeon, Poor, Technology, The Tennessee Promise, tuition, venture philanthropy

PRESS RELEASE: America Forward Releases New Presidential Policy Agenda on Social Innovation

Posted by Admin on Oct 15, 2015 2:00:58 PM


America Forward, a network of over 70 of America’s most innovative and results-oriented organizations, today released Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential, a new Presidential briefing book. Moving America Forward contains fresh and disruptive ideas for policymakers and the current slate of presidential candidates who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond 12, Corrections System, Cross Sector Collaboration, education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Homeless, Incarcerated, Innovation, Jail, Mental Health, Mental Health Problems, Molly Baldwin, New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Pay For Success, Policy Director, Recidivism, Roca, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Data, Education System, esea, Federal College Access, Global Economy, Lexi Barrett, Policy, Policymakers, Private Sector, Rehabilitation, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Social Sector, S&R Foundation, Substance Abuse, Technology, uAspire, Unemployed Youth, venture philanthropy, Washington DC, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

Take 5: "Federal Student Loans For Coding Boot Camps" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 14, 2015 1:21:09 PM


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

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Tags: Coding Boot Camps, Instructional Time, Jal Mehta, Literacy Test, Math, MindShift, Molly Baldwin, NPR, Reading Test, Recidivism, Roca, Second Chances, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, coding, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, EdSurge, Federal Student Loans, Mathematics, Professors, Professors of Color, schools, Student Loans, Test Scores, venture philanthropy, Web Development, Web Development Courses

Moving America Forward: "Second Chances" by Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Roca

Posted by Admin on Oct 14, 2015 12:59:11 PM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring solutions from our Coalition of social innovators to address the five challenges of our time laid out in “Moving America Forward.” Today, Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO of Roca, addresses the “Second Chances” challenge and discusses how Roca is providing those it serves a second chance at a better future.

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Tags: 5 Challenges of Our Time, Commonwealth of MA, High Risk, incarceration, innovators, Intervention, Jail, Jails, Molly Baldwin, Pay For Success, Prisons, Recidivism, Roca, Second Chances, State Prison, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Criminal Justice Reform, Culinary Arts, Derek Gilmore, Massachusetts, Policymakers, Presidential, Prison, Sustainability, Unlocking America's Potential, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Some of Your Questions on Education, Answered" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 13, 2015 2:49:56 PM


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Tags: Amplify Blog

Moving America Forward: Market-Able America

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Oct 13, 2015 11:44:13 AM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring solutions from our Coalition of social innovators to address the five challenges of our time laid out in “Moving America Forward.” Today, Lexi Barrett, Policy Director at America Forward, addresses the “Market-Able America” challenge and discusses how America Forward Coalition organizations are making postsecondary education more responsive to changing needs of students and demands of the economy.

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Tags: 000 Degrees, $10, Age, Beyond 12, Bottom Line, Briefing Book, Economy, education, Graduation Rates, High School, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Higher Education System, low income, 2016 Election, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, College, College Possible, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Lexi Barrett, Market-Able America, Policymakers, Postsecondary Education, Scholarships, Socio-Economic Status, venture philanthropy

Connecting Opportunity Youth to First Jobs and Meaningful Career Pathways By Sangeeta Tyagi, President, YouthBuild USA

Posted by Admin on Oct 9, 2015 3:14:35 PM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. Over the next week, America Forward will feature solutions from our Coalition of social innovators to address the five challenges of our time laid out in “Moving America Forward.” Today, Sangeeta Tyagi, President of YouthBuild USA, addresses the “First Jobs” challenge and discusses how Youthbuild is opening first job opportunities so young adults can step onto a pathway to a career.

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Tags: 5 Challenges of Our Time, Information Gap, Noyce Family Foundation, Opportunities Initiative, Opportunity Youth, Organizations, Perception Gap, Poverty, Schultz Family Foundation, social impact, Starbucks, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Belief Gap, Customer Service Excellence Training, Economic Progress, First Jobs, MyBestBets, Sangeeta Tyagi, skills gap, Starbuck Coffee Company, venture philanthropy, YouthBuild, YouthBuildUSA

Take 5: "School Lunch Program Could Save $103 Billion" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 9, 2015 1:18:47 PM


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

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Tags: Bill Gates, Child Nutrition Act, education, Global Health, Gov Innovator, government, K-12, Maya Shankar, SBST, School Lunch, social innovation, Social Innovation News, 2016, Academic Standards, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, CNBC, Common Core, Gates, Policymakers, Presidential, Presidential Campaign, School Lunch Program, social science, Technology, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy, white house

Stay Tuned: Next Week, America Forward Has Big News About The 2016 Presidential Campaign

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Oct 9, 2015 10:04:35 AM


On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch its 2016 Presidential campaign engagement effort with the release of Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential. Moving America Forward is a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. The book presents the best ideas and most effective approaches to address the biggest challenges facing our nation, ideas shaped by social innovators that offer a wealth of opportunities for policymakers to scale local results into national impact.

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Tags: District of Columbia, education, government, president, social innovation, 2016, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, DC, Jobs, Policymakers, Presidential, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Washington, Washington DC, white house

Take 5: "How Poverty Affects Children’s Brains" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 8, 2015 10:42:00 AM


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

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Tags: California, Childrens Brains, Goldman, Goldman Sachs, KIPP, KIPP Philadelphia, literacy, Nicole Truhe, Organizations, Pay For Success, Poverty, Preschool, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Facebook, Neuroscience, Social Impact Bonds, Social Sector, Summit Public Schools, teaching, Technology, The Hechinger Report, The New York Times, The Notebook, The United States, The Washington Post, Utah, Vaccination, venture philanthropy

Pay for Success: Utah Program Reports Positive Results

Posted by Nicole Truhe on Oct 8, 2015 9:54:42 AM


This post was written by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs for America Forward.

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Tags: bipartisan, Goldman Sachs, government, New York City, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, Reuters, Rikers Island, Riker's Island Project, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Early Childhood Education Project in Salt Lake Cit, New Profit Staff, Policymakers, Social Impact Bonds, Social Sector, The New York Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, United Way of Salt Lake, UWSL, venture philanthropy

The Reset Foundation is a Finalist in the #GoogleImpactChallenge - VOTE NOW!

Posted by Admin on Oct 7, 2015 3:00:43 PM


The Reset Foundation, an organization focused on dismantling the poverty to prison cycle by creating an alternative to prison, is one of ten finalists for the #GoogleImpactChallenge!

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Tags: announcements, CJR, Google, Google Impact Challenge, #GoogleImpactChallenge, Jen Porter Anderson, Prison System, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Prison, The Reset Foundation, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Overturning The Old Model Of Education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 7, 2015 11:32:19 AM


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

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Tags: Blended Learning, Center On Reinventing Public Education, education, Goldman Sachs, High School, Kindergarten, NPR, Pay For Success, Pre-K, Prime, Public School, SAT, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, ACT, Amplify Blog, Boston Latin, Boston Public Library, CJS, College, Criminal Justice Reform, Data General, DEC, EdSurge, Federal Prison, Freedom, Harvard, Municipal Public Library, Preschools, Prison, standardized testing, Tech Start-Ups, Technology, The Boston Globe, The Salt Lake Tribune, United Way, United Way of Salt Lake, Utah, venture philanthropy, Wang

Take 5: "Teachers vs. Prisons" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 6, 2015 3:31:01 PM


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

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Tags: Arne Duncan, Education Commissioner, inequality, John King Jr., KIPP, president, President Barack Obama, Prisons, Relationships, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Department of Education, Graduation Rate, John King, New York, New York State Education Commissioner, Secretary of Education, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, VitalSmarts, Youth Today

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Oct 5, 2015 3:02:02 PM


Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: BU, HandUp, Henry Wilde, Hispanics, Homeless, Ime Archibong, LIFT Communities, Math, MLT, Moneythink, Organizations, Peace First, Personalized Learning, Poverty, silicon valley, social entrepreneurship, Stanford, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, The Mission Continues, Acelero Learning, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, Boston University, College Advising Corps, Cycle of Poverty, Facebook, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Financial Literacy, LIFT, Maria Peña, New Classrooms, Stanford University, Teach to One, The Elfenworks Foundation, venture philanthropy, Veterans, white house, White House Initiative on Education Excellence for

Take 5: "Arne Duncan’s Wars" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 5, 2015 9:51:18 AM


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

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Tags: Arne Duncan, Books, Clinton, education, Greg Walton, Health Services, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, MindShift, #OpportunityRedefined, professional, Psychology, Self-Esteem, Social Innovation News, Stanford, Amplify Blog, Clinton Global Initiative, College, Grade School, Politico, Stanford University, The Huffington Post, Understood, understood.org, venture philanthropy

#OPPORTUNITYREDEFINED: INTERVIEW WITH GREG WALTON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR at STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Posted by Alexia Tamer on Oct 2, 2015 3:55:01 PM


A couple days ago, we launched the second installment of our 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: Christine Logel, Greg Walton, Jason Okonofua, Jennifer Eberhardt, minority students, #OpportunityRedefined, Pre-Matriculation, Psychology, social innovation, Academics, Achievement Gaps, Amplify Blog, Behavioral Science, College, College Transition Collaborative, CTC, Dave Paunesku, David Yeager, Discipline, Ethnic Minority, First Generation, First Generation College Students, Geoff Cohen, GPA, Mary Murphy, Matriculation, Negative Stereotypes, Racial Minority, Social Problem Solving, Stanford University, Stereotypes, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Behaviorists Show the U.S. How to Improve Government Operations" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 2, 2015 1:56:10 PM


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

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Tags: Arne Duncan, education, Government Operations, Grantees, Match Education, Pre-K, SDG, social impact, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Boston Schools Fund, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, Education Secretary, Match, Sustainable Development Goals, The New York Times, The Washington Post, UN General Assembly Week, venture philanthropy

New Profit Commits $1 Million in Support of Match Education

Posted by Admin on Oct 2, 2015 10:36:32 AM


October 2, 2015 (Boston): New Profit, a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund working to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America, is investing $1 million over the next four years to support Match Education (Match), a high-performing education organization that envisions creating a transformed system of Pre-K through career education.


The investment in Match will be a part of New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems (RSS) Fund, a cross-sector collaboration aimed at significantly and rapidly increasing the number of high performing schools serving low income students by transforming the way school systems work and lifting up successful school models that can scale across the country.


"We are excited to partner with New Profit as Match continues to increase our reach in preparing all children for college and career readiness," said Stig Leschly, Chief Executive Officer of Match Education. "A New Profit investment offers us the benefit of their experience and network of resources in helping scale some of America's highest-impact education organizations."


Match operates a Pre-K–12 network of high-performing charter schools focused on serving low-income students, and the Sposato Graduate School of Education, which trains teachers and instructional leaders for high-poverty schools. Match has had breakthrough results: Match students outperform the state on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test, AP pass rates, and SAT scores. Seventy-eight percent of Match high school graduates go on to a four-year college and, among early cohorts of students in Match’s schools who have been given enough time to finish post-secondary education, 56% of Match’s alumni have graduated from 4-year college, compared to 14% for low-income high school graduates nationally. Drawing on its lessons from achieving these results, Match has started to share its best practices and innovations through its Match Export platform, which allows districts, charters schools, and institutions that train teachers and school leaders to adopt Match practices. Match is actively partnering with charter management organizations and districts in big cities in the US (including New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago) to transfer its novel, proven ideas and practices.


The organization’s integrated approach and potential for creating widespread impact make it an excellent fit and partner for New Profit’s RSS fund, which is focused on (a) creating actionable demand for better schools through changing the policies and politics of education systems, and (b) supporting great school models that can grow the supply of high quality schools to meet that demand.


“We welcome the opportunity to bring New Profit’s full suite of resources to support the Match team,” notes Alex Cortez, Managing Partner of the RSS Fund. “The success of Match and its peers in Boston have been incredibly influential in changing system policies starting in 2010 to allow high quality charters to grow, and they continue to serve as a proof-point that drives national dialogue. Match’s willingness to codify and share its best practices in areas such as instruction coaching, curriculum, assessment, and school culture setting through Match Export will magnify their impact, allowing public district schools and public charter schools to deploy these resources to better serve all students.”


The funding from New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems Fund will be unrestricted and supplemented by strategic advisory support from New Profit staff in collaboration with Deloitte.


Learn more about Match Education by visiting www.matcheducation.org.


About New Profit:
New Profit is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund. The organization’s mission is to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America. To do so, New Profit is working to transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. Since being founded in 1998, New Profit has collaborated with philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, foundations, businesses, policy advocates and other entities to help drive more than $1 billion towards innovative, disruptive approaches to social problem solving. New Profit’s unique, integrated approach brings together the following activities: investing through the New Profit Innovation Fund and Focus Funds; changing public policy through America Forward; and building communities of learning and action around innovative new approaches to change through the Gathering of Leaders and other activities. www.newprofit.org.

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