Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is being published at a time of widespread uncertainty and anxiety, but the message we want to send to our community is about action. All of us - from social entrepreneurs to philanthropists, policy advocates, researchers, private sector leaders, and community partners - have a critical role and responsibility to push even harder to maintain the social problem solving momentum we have created together. As we do so, we have to also widen our frame of reference about our mission of breaking down barriers to opportunity in America.
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The following letter to the New Profit community from our Board Chair Jeff Walker appears in our 2015-2016 Annual Report.
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The following letter from New Profit's Founder and CEO, Vanessa Kirsch, appears in our 2015-2016 Annual Report.
The following guest blog was written by Megan Marcus, Founder & CEO of FuelEd. FuelEd is a part of the Reimagine Learning Network, a national network of over 450 social entrepreneurs, funders, educators and district leaders, policy influencers, and thought leaders who together are reimagining K-12 education in the U.S.
December 15, 2016 (Boston): New Profit, a pioneering venture philanthropy organization working to break down barriers to opportunity in America, is excited to announce three great additions to our community: Michael Canning, Ian Magee, and Trevor Brown.
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The story of the Pathways Fund, which is sunsetting this year, is an extraordinarily important one for the New Profit community. Together with our amazing partners (see above graphic) we built Pathways and helped catalyze the new and growing college-to-career success field, achieving large-scale results for young people from under-resourced communities and creating a learning lab for a collaborative, multi-faceted approach that is crucial to social problem solving. Everything we are doing today at New Profit to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America is informed by the lessons we learned from Pathways. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be rolling out the story of Pathways, highlighting the amazing organizations that were a part of it, and sharing lessons learned from the whole initiative.
This year was a big one for groundbreaking ideas in the social sector. We've seen conventional wisdom turned on its head in favor of innovative high impact solutions. One of those solutions was recently highlighted in the New York Times as a pioneer of "human touch" in social innovation.
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The following guest blog post was written by Natalie Tamburello, Program Associate, Learning Resources & Research for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Natalie is a member of the Reimagine Learning Fund's Advisory Board.