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#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Reflections, Commitments, And Close"

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Feb 28, 2017 4:35:51 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Amplify Blog

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "National Models Empowering Local Change"

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Feb 28, 2017 4:21:28 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Bold Bets Part 2"

Posted by Admin on Feb 28, 2017 4:10:36 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: CHRISTOPHER GERGEN, J.B. Schramm, Maslow Development Inc., MORA SEGAL, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, The Achievement Network, Achievement Network, Amplify Blog, Bold Bets, DERWIN DUBOSE, DERWIN SISNETT, Forward Impact, Gathering of Leaders, New Majority Community Labs, VEDETTE GAVIN

We Gather. We Renew. We Break Through.

Posted by Admin on Feb 27, 2017 3:43:09 PM


Message from Vanessa Kirsch, New Profit’s Founder and CEO

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Tags: Atlanta, #NPGoL, Gathering of Leaders, Greg Dees, Vanessa Kirsch, Johnetta Cole, Systemic Barriers, Democracy, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Afric, Spelman College

Take5: #NPGoL Edition

Posted by Admin on Feb 27, 2017 11:56:44 AM


Our annual Gathering of Leaders is just days away! Before we head down to Atlanta on March 1, we asked our community to join us in reading these pieces to inform our dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Take 5!

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Tags: education, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, TEDx Talks, The Washington Post, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows

Posted by Admin on Feb 27, 2017 10:40:34 AM


Our annual Gathering of Leaders event is around the corner, and this year, we are honored to have a group of young social change agents joining us as Millennial Impact Fellows. We kickstarted this fellowship to grant millennials the opportunity to join us at the Gathering with a complimentary registration for the event and stay in Atlanta.

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Tags: education, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, teaching, The Gathering of Leaders, venture philanthropy

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Anderson Sainci

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 27, 2017 10:38:35 AM


How does the work we’re all trying to do to fix systems and structures in our community, and our country, align with what legislature is doing?

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Seth Saeugling

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 27, 2017 9:59:31 AM


“Learning first hand from parents about how isolated they felt, combined with the trauma they experienced, showed me the importance of supporting parents in an effort to promote positive brain development and healthy growth in our most vulnerable, and youngest children."


Seth Saeugling is a Dean’s List Honors graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Studies and Business Management. While studying at the University of Minnesota, Seth was part of the Entrepreneurship Club, which is where he first became interested with social enterprise based solutions to education issues.


He co-founded the nonprofit Youth Music Education Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships for students of diverse backgrounds, as well as grants to support music education programs in nearby schools. “We wanted to learn by doing, which is why we were drawn to start the nonprofit,” he explained. He has gone on to work as a High School Special Education Teacher for various schools on both coasts. “I saw from my own high school and family experience that the school system was broken in a lot of ways, and was leaving a lot of students behind,” he said of his passion for teaching.


As a Teach for America corp member, Seth taught special education at Warren County High School in North Carolina, where he created and implemented a blended learning literacy program and computer coding class. Similarly, at Leadership Public School in California, Seth taught special education and focused on establishing partnerships to benefit his students with local universities such as Stanford University. His teaching experiences on both sides of the country gave him the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the nation’s public school system as a whole. He left the classroom to focus on building early childhood education programs for vulnerable kids’ age 0-5 and their parents.


He went on to work with the T Lab, where he used human-centered design to learn the needs of vulnerable parents, which he then used to build a community doula program. This experience kick started his interest with trauma-related education disparities, which is why when he returned to North Carolina, he continued this work with the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation. As part of their fellowship program, Seth was able to combine his two passions: early childhood education and driving investment to rural communities. While in North Carolina, he created and published various case studies, and created an investment strategy for a $20 million donation that had to be used in the rural communities that Seth taught in. “It was very meaningful to be able to go back to community leaders and parents, and have their ideas and experiences inform how this gift could best be used in our community,” he said.


This past winter, Seth has worked for the Institute for Child Success, who is focused on promoting the best policies in early childhood education, with a special focus towards rural America. Through this work, Seth worked for Roca, Inc to help them build out programming for high-risk young mothers and their young children. He also helped them improve their risk assessment and evaluation tools. Roca, which has been supported by New Profit in the past, serves high-risk males, and recently young mothers, who were the same population in which Seth spent much of his early teaching career supporting. “Roca’s model, their intense commitment to tracking data and using this data to inform how they can constantly get better at serving their moms, is amazing. I haven’t seen another organization in the country deliver the results they do for at-risk moms and their children. I’d love to bring these lessons back to the communities where I taught, in North Carolina,” he said.


Currently, Seth is working with his close friend Vichi Jagannathan to build a new organization that combines their past experiences. They’ve seen how the vast majority of evidence-based two-generation early childhood programs do not work when applied to the rural communities they used to teach in. “We hope to replicate what I learned at T Lab, to build a process that works with community members to identify bright spots, to build new programs and partnerships that will improve early childhood outcomes for our most vulnerable kids,” he said. They hope to create a replicable process that can one day be used across rural America.


As Seth prepares for the Gathering, he’s looking forward to meeting new people to learn from their experiences, especially as they pertain to early age education. “There is such a divide between urban and rural communities, and our dream is to bridge this through early education. I’m excited to connect with other who share this mission for
scaling quality two-generation programs that breaks the cycle of trauma and poverty,” he added.


Watch Seth's submission video here!

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Take 5: "When Does the Racial Achievement Gap First Appear?" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 3:35:27 PM


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

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Tags: John Rice, MLT, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, FORTUNE, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Emily Hadley

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 2:25:16 PM


“I’m inspired by the women who fight, the women who channel their passions, defying the odds and changing the world in the process.”


Emily Hadley is a graduate of Duke University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Statistical Sciences and Public Policy Studies. While at Duke, Emily was a head tutor with the America Reads America Counts program, as well as President of her dorm, and a statistician for two research terms. Since graduating in 2015, Emily has gone on to work as a college advisor for College Advising Corps., where she helps over 120 students implement and plan their college careers.


Growing up in rural New Hampshire, Emily lived in a community where she knew everyone, and was surrounded by animals and nature. Her upbringing paved the way for her interest in community engagement. While at Duke, Emily has worked on extensive research projects with specific focuses on rural poverty. “I didn’t realize I was poor until I went to Duke. My approach and response to this crazy transition was to research it, and bring rural conversations into the classroom,” she explained.


After graduating from Duke in 2015, Emily stayed in North Carolina and began working with College Advising Corps. “I work with students and we talk about their lives, their hopes, their dreams, and I help them find their path,” she said of her current work. Although she finds this to be incredibly rewarding, it’s only one of the many things Emily is involved in that motivates her to work within the social impact space.


She’s currently an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams, where she’s able to work with her students outside of the classroom. “It’s been an incredible experience. Students are so different outside of school than they are in school, and this has been a great way to get to know some of them,” she explained. Although 96% of schools in North Carolina have tracks, Emily’s school is part of the 4%, leaving her team to practice in school parking lots and football fields. However, this hasn’t stopped her team from contending for the state championship. “Giving these students the chance to explore their ideas and talk to their peers about their challenges, is just as important as it is to compete,” she added.


With much of her work focused on rural populations, Emily is looking forward to engaging with social change agents outside of her realm. “I’m excited to talk about different approaches for different populations, and take the chance to explore new ideas and learn from new people,” she exclaimed.


Follow @em_hadz to keep up with Emily at the Gathering! Watch Emily's submission video here!

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Jonathan Johnson

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 1:02:37 PM


“I deeply believe we are placed on this world to build something of value for others. What renews me every day is the assurance that I’m on the right track toward building that something.”

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Roquel Crutcher

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 1:00:07 PM


“Our nation is divided on a ton of issues, most issues, but the one thing that brings us together is this idea that kids deserve the right to learn, and to be what they want to be. I work so that one day I can make that dream a reality.”


Roquel Crutcher is a Politics, Policy and Law Scholar of American University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics and Government as well as a certificate in Politics, Policy and Law. While at American University, she was a part of the AU NAACP Chapter, Varsity Dance Team and Black Student Alliance. She began her advocacy work as an intern for the Shelby County Circuit Court as a part of the Memphis Bar Association’s high school internship program, and went on to become a Congressional Intern for the U.S. House of Representatives in college. Lastly, Roquel served as the Founder and President of American University’s NAACP Chapter.


Currently, Roquel is the Government Affairs and Policy Associate for the KIPP Foundation where she also splits her time working with her local NAACP chapter. For the last ten months, Roquel has organized various outreach events for KIPP students, teachers and school leaders, provided research and analytical support for tracking legislation, and served as the project manager for the KIPP Federal Policy Fellowship Program which supports KIPP alumni to travel to DC for Capitol Hill internships.
Roquel’s passion for equal access to sound education began at a young age. Growing up in Memphis, Roquel quickly witnessed the implications of segregation. “From a really young age my passion for social justice issues showed- even when I had no idea where those feelings were coming from,” she explained. Although her entire family had attended the same school through high school, Roquel was enrolled at a KIPP school starting in 5th grade. “That was such a life changing experience for me,” she added.


Roquel continued to move from school to school, each of which contributed to her understanding of the education system. “I didn’t understand why changing schools and changing neighborhoods changed my ability to get a better education- and that frustrated me,” she said of her transitions. In leaving KIPP and attending a private school across town on a full scholarship, Roquel began to understand the disparities in education and income- which kick started her career in the social impact space.
While studying at American, Roquel was shaken to see that many of these disparities existed outside of Memphis- even in cities as diverse as Washington D.C. This theme continued throughout her time at American, and developed as she accepted her current job with KIPP. “It’s about equal access and adequate education for kids- and that’s what I want to do for my whole life,” she said of her time at KIPP, adding, “I get the privilege of crossing education with social justice, and I’m incredibly grateful for that,”.


As she prepares for the Gathering, she looks forward to meeting those with passions like her own, as well as those outside of her own network. “The one thing that keeps me going is knowing there are other people who care about this stuff,” she concluded.


Follow @RoquelCrutcher to keep up with Roquel at the Gathering! Watch Roquel's submission video here!

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Tags: KIPP, #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Deonte Bridges

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:59:33 PM



“I do believe that collectively we are the answer. That’s why it’s so very important that we all do something to contribute to transforming our communities for the better.”


Deonte Bridges is a graduate of Morehouse College, and is currently working with various agencies throughout Atlanta. “I wear a lot of different hats, and serve the community in whatever capacity I can,” he said of his social impact work. Currently, Deonte is an Ambassador for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, a STEM Instructor for the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, an Educational Consultant and a Public Speaker.


Deonte was the first African American male in over a decade to graduate in the top of his class from Booker T. Washington High School. His valedictorian speech went viral, which kickstarted his career as a social entrepreneur and public speaker. “After seeing my speech, the Executive Director of the YMCA invited me to speak with their students,” he said of his introduction to the field. From then on, Deonte developed a passion for working with young people.


He worked as an Academic Tutor for Jump Start, an organization that supports juvenile delinquents on their quest to further their education. “One of the young men I tutored scored a perfect score on the math section,” he said looking back on his time at Jump Start. This accomplishment laid a foundation for the work Deonte would continue to do while in college.


While studying at Morehouse College, Deonte often found himself working off campus, back in the communities in which he had grown up. “My heart was so invested into the communities that molded me into the young man I am today,” he said of his commitment to his community.


Deonte’s range of accomplishments throughout high school led to him receiving over one million dollars worth of scholarships. “I love bringing smiles to the faces of others,” he said looking back on the motivation behind his work. His work has been continuously honored through various awards, such as: Anti-Defamation League Unsung Hero, CNN’s “Mission Possible” Honoree, Bridge Developing Academics Gap Youth Impact Award, and recipient of E. Franklin Frazier Award.


“It’s important that we all recognize it’s on us to carry the torch and lead the way,” he said of community-based work, “I need to step up to the plate and do my part, and hopefully that will inspire others to do their part as well.” He’s looking forward to bringing that inspiration with him to the Gathering, where he’s looking forward to connecting with others and learning more about the work that’s being done in the social impact space.


Follow @deontebridges to keep up with Deonte at the Gathering! Watch Deonte's submission video here!

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Gregory Johnson

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:56:00 PM


“We get together, look at data and available code, and we build applications with the goal of creating civic engagement.”


Gregory Johnson is a 22-year old undergraduate honors student at Florida International University. Before starting college, he worked actively in the Miami Technology ecosystem, where he developed a passion for leveraging technology to solve larger issues.


He volunteers as a Civic Hacker for Code for Miami, a Code For America Brigade that leverages open data and coding to build the web and mobile apps that can make local government work better. In 2015, Gregory partnered with the Florida-based organization Genius Factory to launch Genius Workshops: “Genius Factory and I worked together to use enterprise sales workshops as a way to bring proceeds to the organization. Last year the team worked with Venture Cafe Miami to launch The Genius Project which is helping connect more underprivileged student in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood with STEM and arts skills,” he added.


Gregory has interned and contracted for a range of local tech companies, some of which have been acquired by larger enterprises. At LearnerNation, Gregory spearheaded data mining initiatives for the sales team, including selectively targeting a group of businesses making more than $1M that for the entire sales team. Similarly, he worked at PxSource helping them grow their AI-based patient engagement platform for Optometrists.


Gregory says his love for technology, design, and business began to develop while volunteering with the Obama Campaign as a Neighborhood Team Leader in 2012, and grew as he later worked with Lift1428 as a Student Entrepreneur in Residence for their Digital Health Miami Accelerator. “Both experiences gave me a clear vision for how technology wasn’t just for kids who went to prestigious schools. Immigrants like me who grew up in the places unheard of in Miami can also be problem solvers.”


Gregory is currently an Associate Product Manager at Tesser Health, where he works with the IT team in software quality assurance and product development. Similarly, he works on digital marketing and produces data-driven essays weekly for SpeechMED.com. “At the end of the day, it’s about growth because that to me can be measured. If I measured success, it would be on how I used my time here on earth,” he added.


Gregory’s range of work has led to various awards and achievements: In 2015, he was awarded Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Casimiro Global Foundation and Young Innovator of the Year by Miami Caribbean Code.


Looking forward to his time at the Gathering, Gregory adds that he’s interested in meeting like-minded individuals who are also working on projects that interest them, and have passions that are moving them forward. “This is my first time learning about New Profit, and I’m looking forward to learning more about how impact is measured.”


Follow @iGregoryJohnson to hear about Gregory's time at the Gathering! Watch Gregory's submission video here!

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Dillon Nettles

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:53:39 PM



“Giving up and giving in is not an option, there’s too much at stake.”

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Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Ashley Edwards

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:52:13 PM



“I’m excited to go to the Gathering to connect with others who are passionate about addressing inequities in our society.”


Ashley Edwards is a graduate of Stanford University with Master of Business Administration & Master of Education degrees. She attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree in Economics, where she was awarded the Yale Franciscus Fellowship in Entrepreneurship.


Prior to studying at Stanford, she served as Director of Operations for the first “blended learning” charter high school in Newark, New Jersey. She developed the school’s operations and data management system from launch to 300+ students. She has venture philanthropy experience from completing an MBA internship with Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and with Ekya Schools, where she helped to develop innovative school models in Bangalore, India.


Ashley has held various positions including her work with Atrium Capital, where she was responsible for conducting due diligence on edtech investment opportunities, Google where she served as a BOLD Intern in People Operations, and Capital Micro Credit, where she worked in microfinance and co-led entrepreneurship training classes at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In addition, Ashley was selected to travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to monitor the 2010 Haiti Presidential Elections with the Yale International Relations Association.


Currently, Ashley is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MindRight. MindRight’s mission is to help at-risk youth recover from trauma. Her team’s vision is to leverage technology to make mental health support accessible to every child living in poverty. The organization provides personalized mental health education over text message to youth who have experienced community violence, abuse, neglect and poverty-related stressors. “Our students are bringing the invisible wounds of trauma to the classroom everyday. If we want to close the achievement gap, we have to confront the issue of intergenerational trauma in historically underserved communities.” Ashley said of the organization’s work.


Ashley has been awarded a range of achievements including: 2017 Camelback Ventures Fellowship, 2017 Halcyon Incubator Fellowship, 2016 4.0 Schools Tiny Fellowship, and the Stanford GSB Social Change Leader Award.


Looking toward the Gathering, Ashley is excited to being around leaders who are contributing to social issues, and to hear optimist for the future. “There will always be work to be done until we level the playing field for every child,” she added.


Follow @hey_ashley_e to keep up with Ashley at the Gathering! Watch Ashley's submission video here!

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Christian Beauvoir

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:45:30 PM




"We exist at the intersection of everything that’s beautiful about this nation’s diversity, and when we come together, it’s a reminder why there has never been a successful movement, whether it’s civil rights or immigration, without the authentic leadership of young people.”

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Tony Weaver

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:40:01 PM




“Media misrepresentation is having a negative effect on how minorities view themselves, and how they’re viewed by others. Through media literacy, we can bring the country together with truth.”

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Tags: #NPGoL, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, The Gathering of Leaders

Meet Our Millennial Impact Fellows: Liz Alarcon

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:34:21 PM



“What unifies our country, especially in these polarizing times? I would say it’s authentic conversation.”

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#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Building Legendary Cultures"

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2017 12:07:41 PM



The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: education, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Primed to Perform, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Gathering of Leaders, LINDSAY McGREGOR, NEEL DOSHI, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Have We Lost Sight of the Promise of Public Schools?" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 22, 2017 2:41:45 PM




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

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

#NPGoL: Video Testimonials

Posted by Admin on Feb 22, 2017 10:49:33 AM



The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Caroline Altman Smith, Charles Best, DonorsChoose.org, Jeff Walker, KIm Syman, MDG Health Alliance, New Profit, #NPGoL, Primed to Perform, Amplify Blog, Early Learning Fund, Gathering of Leaders, Gerald Chertavian, LINDSAY McGREGOR, Marco Davis, NEEL DOSHI, Sangeeta Tyagi, The Kresge Foundation, Tulaine Montgomery, venture philanthropy, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

"The Power of Nurturing Diverse and Inclusive Communities in the Classroom"

Posted by Reimagine Learning on Feb 22, 2017 10:41:38 AM


The following guest blog post was written by Jenee Henry, Vice President of Knowledge at Teach For America. Teach For America is a grantee of Reimagine Learning, and Jenee Henry is a member of Reimagine Learning’s Advisory Board.

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Tags: Atlanta, Black Americans, Black History Month, Boston, Chicago, Chick-fil-A, Classroom, Houston, Immigrants, learning and attention issues, Phoenix, Reimagine Learning Fund, San Francisco, Starbucks, Teach For America, Textbooks, Amplify Blog, Civil War Reenactment, Curricula, Denver, elementary school, Frenchy's, Jenee Henry, Raleigh, TFA, UDL, Universal Design for Learning

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Little Bets for Transformative Impact"

Posted by Admin on Feb 21, 2017 5:04:38 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Atlanta, Jumpstart, kiva, Little Bets, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, Peter Sims, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Bold Bets, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, NAILA BOLUS, PREMAL SHAH

Take 5: "#NPGoL: Building on Equity, Inclusion, & Impact" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 21, 2017 4:29:23 PM



The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons. In that spirit, today's Take 5 is a collection of our favorite moments from Day 1 of last year's Gathering:

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Tags: Atlanta, black lives matter, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Brittany Packnett, Deval Patrick, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, Tulaine Montgomery

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Bold Bets Part 1"

Posted by Admin on Feb 21, 2017 3:49:36 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Caroline Whistler, Charles Best, Lance Fors, LIFT Los Angeles, Mark Edwards, New Teacher Center, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, Pamela Cantor, Amplify Blog, Bold Bets, Donors Choose, Elisabeth Stock, Gathering of Leaders, LIFT, Michelle Rhone-Collins, PowerMyLearning, Third Sector Capital Partners, Turnaround, Turnaround for Children, Upstream USA

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Social Innovators in an Era of Unrest"

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 21, 2017 3:18:35 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Avik Roy, Heather McGhee, Manhattan Institute, Service Year Alliance, Shirley Sagawa, Amplify Blog, Demos, Gathering of Leaders

Take 5: "Embedding Education in Everyday Life" and More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 17, 2017 1:23:02 PM


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

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Copying Singapore’s Math Homework" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2017 3:42:19 PM


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

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Tags: education, FoodCorps, NonProfit Quarterly, Pathways Fund, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, College, Teach For All, venture philanthropy, Wendy Kopp, YouthBuild

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Teach For America's Journey Towards Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity"

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 16, 2017 2:42:35 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Aimee Eubanks Davis, Atlanta, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Jeff Wetzler, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Teach For America, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, Teach For All

#NPGoL: Looking Back at "Pathbreakers Set the Stage"

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2017 2:39:21 PM


The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Atlanta, black lives matter, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Brittany Packnett, Deval Patrick, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders, Tulaine Montgomery

#NPGoL: Building on Equity, Inclusion, and Impact

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 16, 2017 11:43:55 AM




The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we'll be sharing some of last year's standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Atlanta, #NPGathering16, #NPGoL, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Gathering of Leaders

Pathways: Meet YouthBuild USA

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2017 9:40:42 AM



In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission – College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The last of our six Pathways Fund organizations is YouthBuild USA.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, YouthBuild

Take 5: "How Funders Can Help Overcome the Overhead Myth" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 15, 2017 1:59:04 PM


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

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Pathways: Meet Year Up

Posted by Admin on Feb 15, 2017 12:37:18 PM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission – College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The fifth of our six Pathways Fund organizations is Year Up.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Year Up

Take 5: "Students Need Career-Relevant Experience" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 14, 2017 4:32:18 PM


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

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Tags: education, KIPP, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, College, Technology, venture philanthropy, WNYC

Take 5: "The 'Secret Sauce" to Scaling Up Quality Education in Developing Countries' and More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 13, 2017 11:20:51 AM


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

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Tags: education, Impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

Pathways: Meet Single Stop

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 13, 2017 9:40:47 AM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission – College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The fourth of our six Pathways Fund organizations is Single Stop.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Oak Foundation, Single Stop, The Kresge Foundation

Take 5: "The Myth of Immigrant's Educational Attainment" and More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 10, 2017 10:46:50 AM


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, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Impressive Makeover of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 8, 2017 1:44:01 PM


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

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Tags: education, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College, EdSurge, Teachers of Tomorrow, teaching, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Art of Advocacy Strategy" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 7, 2017 5:01:20 PM


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

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

Take 5: "The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum" and More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 6, 2017 2:07:24 PM


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

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Pathways: Meet College Advising Corps

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Feb 6, 2017 1:04:44 PM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission - College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The first of our six Pathways Fund organizations is College Advising Corps.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, corporation for national and community service, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation

Take 5: "Fighting Racial Bias on Campus" and More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 3, 2017 2:44:09 PM


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

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

Take 5: "Will You Graduate? Ask Big Data" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 2, 2017 1:07:06 PM


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

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

Pathways: Learnings For New Profit and the Field

Posted by Admin on Feb 2, 2017 11:46:53 AM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth. In the coming weeks, we will provide an in-depth look into the report, the success stories of the Pathways Fund and the lessons we’ve learned.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, social innovation, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, venture philanthropy

Reflections on “Trauma in the Village”

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 2:21:29 PM


The following post was authored by Greg Groves, Portfolio Performance and Support Associate at New Profit.

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Tags: education, Health, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Community is Everything" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 1:41:39 PM


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

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Tags: Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog

John Rice: "A College Degree Doesn’t Get You That Far if You’re Black"

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 12:41:04 PM



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Tags: education, Fortune Magazine, John Rice, leadership, MLT, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College, College Access

Pathways: Meet iMentor

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 12:06:29 PM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission - College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The third of our six Pathways Fund organizations is iMentor.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, iMentor, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, social innovation, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, venture philanthropy

Pathways: Meet College Summit

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 11:58:32 AM



In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth.  As part of the SIF, the Pathways Fund provided financial and strategic support to help increase the reach and impact of six innovative nonprofit organizations working toward this collective mission - College Advising Corps, College Summit, iMentor, Single Stop, Year Up, and YouthBuild USA.  The second of our six Pathways Fund organizations is College Summit.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Corporation for National & Community Service, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, social innovation, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, College Summit, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, venture philanthropy

Pathways Collaboration: Pursuing Aligned Action

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2017 10:41:50 AM



In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth. In the coming weeks, we will provide an in-depth look into the report, the success stories of the Pathways Fund and the lessons we’ve learned… Today we focus on pursuing aligned action through formal and informal collaboration strategies.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, social innovation, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, Corporation for National and Community Service's S, Oak Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, venture philanthropy