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Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Nov 4, 2016 3:59:00 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: education, LEAP Innovations, Match Education, Organizations, philanthropy, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, City Year, College, Educators 4 Excellence, LIFT, 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

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

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

Presidential 2016: Five Things We’ll Be Watching for as Clinton & Trump Take the Debate Stage

Posted by Sarah Groh on Sep 26, 2016 5:21:02 PM




By: Sarah Groh, America Forward Manager

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Tags: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Presidential Briefing Book, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy

Nicole Truhe Discusses Social Innovation on POTUS

Posted by Admin on Sep 20, 2016 10:22:48 AM




Nicole Truhe is the Government Affairs director for America Forward, and she is challenging the next President to support and scale solutions that work for our country's greatest social challenges.

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Tags: Morning Briefing, Nicole Truhe, POTUS, social innovation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog

Presidential 2016: Promoting Innovative Community Solutions for the Next President

Posted by America Forward on Sep 19, 2016 12:43:30 PM




The following post was authored by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director at America Forward.

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Tags: Election, Election Season, government, Nicole Truhe, POTUS, president, Republicans, SiriusXM, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Democrats, Election Day

Presidential 2016: Military Service to Community Service – Veterans Get the Job Done

Posted by America Forward on Sep 12, 2016 2:50:15 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 will highlight 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 Spencer Kympton, a former U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot and President of Coalition organization The Mission Continues, about the power of mobilizing veterans and deploying them as service volunteers to rebuild communities across the United States.

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Tags: Congress, Detroit, Los Angeles, Organizations, Religion, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, gender, John F. Kennedy, Spencer Kympton, Veterans, Washington DC, Andrew Jackson, Department of Veterans Affairs, George Washington, U.S. Army, Black Hawk, Civic Leaders, Dwight Eisenhower, Sexual Orientation, U.S. Armed Forces

Presidential 2016: The Power of a Service Year

Posted by America Forward on Sep 6, 2016 2:01:51 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 will highlight the voices of the more than 70 organizations in the America Forward Coalition, 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 Shirley Sagawa, CEO and President of Service Year Alliance, about how service year programs can solve problems at scale, improve educational and employment opportunities, and connect Americans and diverse communities.

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Tags: aspen institute, Aspen Institute Franklin Project, Building Bridges Coalition, Campus Compact, Citizen Schools, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Joplin Tornado, National Conference on Citizenship, National Peace Corps Association, Reading Partners, Service Year, Service Year Alliance, Shirley Sagawa, Teach For America, The Corps Network, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, America's Service Commissions, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Possible, Gen. Stan McChrystal, Malaria, Peace Corps, Voices for National Service, YouthBuild USA

Presidential 2016: Making a Global Bridge Year of Service the New Normal

Posted by America Forward on Aug 25, 2016 11:00:28 AM




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 will highlight 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 Abby Falik, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, about the importance of leveraging service and global bridge year opportunities to prepare today’s youth for college, career, and beyond.

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Tags: Brazil, Malia Obama, NGO, Senegal, Stanford, Teach For America, Abby Falik, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Davis Peace Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, Global Citizen, Global Citizen Year, Harvard, Peace Corps