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Take 5: "Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 31, 2016 2:19:01 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 28, 2016 4:07:08 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Take 5: "A Different Way to Play" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 27, 2016 4:33:56 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: LEAP Innovations, NPR, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, teaching, Technology, venture philanthropy

The Beat Goes On: Social Innovation through Collaboration

Posted by Admin on Oct 27, 2016 2:36:09 PM


On October 19th, 2016, 34 members of our Practitioner Community and 14 New Profit Deal Partners and staff convened in Boston, MA for the annual practitioner’s working group “The Beat Goes On: Social Innovation through Collaboration.”

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Tags: Branching Minds, CAST, Citizen Schools, City Connects, New Teacher Center, Practitioner Community, Reimagine Learning Fund, Teach For America, Achievement Network, all means all, Amplify Blog, anet, Big Picture Learning, City Year, Eye to Eye, New Classrooms, PowerMyLearning, The Rhythm of Change, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Turnaround for Children, Vantage Partners

Faces of New Profit: Eliza Greenberg

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 27, 2016 1:22:36 PM


What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Eliza Greenberg

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Tags: A Christmas Story, Boston, Cesar Chavez, Homeless, Hunger and Homeless Agency, Kelly Cutler, Mayor Menino, New Profit Innovation Fund, New York City, Pessimist, Amplify Blog, Eliza Greenberg, Faces of New Profit, New Profit Staff, Social Justice, Studs Terkel, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "How Parents Can Help Their Children With Autism" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 26, 2016 3:45:17 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Presidential 2016: LIFT – Helping Americans Realize Big Dreams & Better Futures

Posted by America Forward on Oct 26, 2016 2:17:53 PM


Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series highlights the voices of our Coalition of more than 70 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful work can be transformed into national change. Today we will hear from Molly Day, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Growth at LIFT, about how they empower families to break the generational cycle of poverty through a holistic model that offers personal, social, and financial supports.

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Tags: LIFT Communities, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, LIFT, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: New Classrooms Delivers on the Promise of Personalized Learning

Posted by Admin on Oct 26, 2016 12:21:54 PM


In May 2016, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: ELL, New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Organizations, Personalized Learning, achievement gap, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, New Classrooms, NWEA MAP, Teach to One, TTO

Take 5: "Meet the Media Lab’s New Learning Innovation Fellows" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 25, 2016 4:27:02 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Helping students stay on track: What we are learning about leveraging early warning indicators to make data-driven decisions that support student success

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 25, 2016 3:54:36 PM


The following guest blog post was written by Jim Balfanz, President of America Forward Coalition Organization, City Year.

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Tags: America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog

Presidential 2016: Making the FAFSA More Accessible for Today’s Students

Posted by America Forward on Oct 25, 2016 3:45:52 PM


The following post was written by Kelly Graham, a Senior at Northeastern University in Boston and Co-Op on the America Forward team. Kelly is supporting America Forward’s Today’s Student work during the Presidential cycle.

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Tags: education, POTUS, President Barack Obama, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, FAFSA, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Girl Powered: Funds for Girls and Robotics" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 24, 2016 5:06:07 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Top 5 Takeaways from the #Under30Summit

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 24, 2016 5:53:10 AM


This week Forbes hosted their annual 30 Under 30 Summit, a gathering of extraordinary leaders across science, technology, investing, media, policy and social impact. We visited the Impact Stage, where panelists and speakers explored unconventional paths to make big changes, both around the world and right here at home. Here are our top five takeaways from our time at the #Under30Summit:

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Tags: Deray McKesson, Forbes, honorCode, Impact Investing, More Than Me, Muslim Girl, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, 30 under 30, Adam Foss, Amplify Blog, Andela, ebola, Everytown For Gun Safety, Good Girls Revolt, Malala Fund, MIT, #Under30Summit, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Oct 21, 2016 3:51:06 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: philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Checking Up on Personalized Learning Pioneers" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 20, 2016 3:45:04 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "A Plan to Teach Every Child Computer Science" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 19, 2016 4:12:41 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, healthcare, inequality, NPR, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Technology, The New York Times, transgender students, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Student Organizers Leading the Way in Battleground States

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 19, 2016 9:46:53 AM


With three weeks until the 2016 election, America Forward’s 18 Today’s Student Organizers are on the ground in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida mobilizing students, and generating a powerful dialogue about the barriers today’s college students face.

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Tags: Donald Trump, education, Hillary Clinton, social innovation, Social Innovation News, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Post-Secondary Education, #TodaysStudent, venture philanthropy

New Profit Welcomes Noted Education Entrepreneur Abigail Seldin as Partner

Posted by Admin on Oct 18, 2016 10:57:54 AM


October 18, 2016 (Boston): Abigail Seldin, a nationally recognized post-secondary education entrepreneur and expert, has joined New Profit, the pioneering Boston-based venture philanthropy fund, as a Partner. In that capacity, she will primarily support New Profit’s Learn to Earn Fund, which seeks to close the career-readiness gap for low-income students.

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Tags: announcements, ECMC Group, Forbes, Innovation Lab, J.B. Schramm, Learn to Earn Fund, Rhodes Scholar, Secretary John King, Summa Cum Laude, 30 under 30, Abigail Seldin, Amplify Blog, Anthropology, College Abacus, LTE, New Profit Staff, University of Pennsylvania

Presidential 2016: One Year on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Trail

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 17, 2016 12:50:38 PM


One year ago, America Forward launched its 2016 Presidential engagement effort with the formal release of our Presidential briefing book entitled Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential. Moving America Forward represents the best ideas and most effective approaches to addressing the biggest challenges facing our nation, ideas shaped by our social innovators that offer a wealth of opportunities for policymakers to scale social results into national impact.

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Tags: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, social innovation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, #TodaysStudent, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 17, 2016 11:39:02 AM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, inequality, NPR, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Education Week, EdWeek, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

The President on Social Innovation & PFS

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 14, 2016 11:03:21 AM


Yesterday President Obama convened with some of our nation's leading voices across sectors at the Frontiers Conference, where he highlighted the major milestones of his administration's work in social innovation.

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Tags: education, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Frontiers Conference, Social Innovation Fund, workforce development

Take 5: "Why For-Profit Education Fails" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 13, 2016 4:18:38 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, housing, NPR, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, National Community Service, Social Innovation Fund, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "A Parent’s Perspective" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 12, 2016 4:35:09 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Leading Educators, LIFT Communities, NPR, Pay For Success, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Education Week, LIFT, Transforming Education, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning" And More

Posted by Admin on Oct 11, 2016 4:47:17 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: ANet - Making our team more equitable, in order to help schools be more equitable

Posted by Admin on Oct 11, 2016 3:46:42 PM


In May 2016, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Kia Tate, Memphis, MORA SEGAL, Organizations, social impact, Tennessee, Achievement Network, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, anet, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders

America Forward: The Federal Implications Of Pay For Success

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 11, 2016 2:57:52 PM


The following was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward Government Affairs Director, and Bryan Boroughs, Institute for Child Success General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs.

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Tags: Congress, homelessness, Institute for Child Success, Institute for Child Success General Counsel, maternal and child health, Pay For Success, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Substance Abuse

PODCAST: J.B. Schramm on Social Entrepreneur

Posted by Admin on Oct 11, 2016 11:43:53 AM


This summer, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Share your thoughts with us on Twitter with #AdvanceEquity.

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Tags: education, Impact Investing, J.B. Schramm, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, College, College Summit, Learn to Earn, Tony Loyd, venture philanthropy, XPrize

Take 5: "Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 7, 2016 3:37:17 PM


Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Artificial Intelligence, education, NPR, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Enlearn, Technology, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Enlearn - Identifying Learning Gaps Before Students Slip Through The Cracks

Posted by Admin on Oct 7, 2016 11:20:15 AM


The following post was written by Sandi Everlove, Chief Learning Officer, Enlearn

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Tags: Chief Learning Officer, Cognitive Psychology, Machine Learning, Organizations, STEM, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Common Core, Enlearn, Sandi Everlove, Technology, University of Washington, Zoran Popovic

Take 5: "How To Spark Learning Everywhere Kids Go" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 6, 2016 4:34:56 PM




Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Create Pathways Out of Poverty

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 6, 2016 3:29:07 PM




This blog post is part of an ongoing blog series from America Forward, highlighting the voices of their Coalition of more than 70 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. Today Sherry Riva, Founder and Executive Director of Compass Working Capital, writes about their efforts to alleviate poverty and help families gain financial security through the Compass Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

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Tags: housing, Poverty Alleviation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Compass, FSS, Working capital

Take 5: "The Complex World of School Redesign" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 5, 2016 4:32:39 PM




Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Faces of New Profit: Meghan Gannon

Posted by Admin on Oct 5, 2016 4:11:11 PM




What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Meghan Gannon...

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Tags: Blondie, LCD Soundsystem, Led Zeppelin, Meghan Gannon, public speaking, Shake the Dust, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Anis Mojgani, Communications, Margaret Atwood, New Profit Staff, Social Sector, Sticky Fingers, Vulfpeck, zorbing

#AdvanceEquity: Enlearn (™) is Changing the Classroom Ecosystem to Support Underserved Students

Posted by Admin on Oct 5, 2016 10:11:55 AM




The following post was written by John Mullin, Enlearn CEO

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Tags: Center for Game Science, John Mullin, K-12, Organizations, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Enlearn, University of Washington, Zoran Popovic

Take 5: "A New Model for Citizen Engagement" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 4, 2016 4:51:11 PM




Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Promise of Multiple Education Pathways" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 3, 2016 4:08:02 PM




Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: college to career, education, FoodCorps, Inside Philanthropy, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, The 74 Million, The New York Times, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy