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Presidential 2016: National Service - Something We Can All Agree On

Posted by America Forward on Apr 28, 2016 10:29:25 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 70+ social innovators and their innovative 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 AnnMaura Connolly, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at City Year, an America Forward Coalition organization, and President of Voices for National Service, an America Forward partner organization, about the strong bipartisan support for national service, and how service can be instrumental in addressing local needs in a cost-effective manner, as well as in helping young adults make the critical transition from college to career.

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Tags: CNCS, Columbia University, Congress, District of Columbia, Google, Microsoft, Target, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Bank of America, City Year, Presidential, Voices for National Service, Cisco, CSX, Home Depot, Tribal Recognition Day for National Service, AnnMaura Connolly, Comcast NBCUniversal, National and Community Service, #NationalService, Senior Corps, Walmart, Wendy Spencer

White House Veteran Marco Davis Joins Venture Philanthropy Fund New Profit

Posted by Admin on Apr 19, 2016 10:33:07 AM




April 19, 2016 (Boston): Marco Davis, the Obama Administration’s former Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, has joined New Profit, the pioneering Boston-based venture philanthropy fund, as a Partner.

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Tags: announcements, Ashoka, CNCS, corporation for national and community service, National Council of La Raza, Opportunity Divide, President Barack Obama, September 11 National Day of Service and Remembran, Amplify Blog, Marco Davis, Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, New Profit Staff, Presidential, United We Serve, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, white house, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence f

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

Posted by America Forward on Mar 1, 2016 2:02:01 PM



The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward’s Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: Bi-Partisan, CNCS, Congress, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Health Resources and Services Administration, House, Housing and Urban Development, HRSA, HUD, #NationalPFSDay, NCLB, Nicole Truhe, No Child Left Behind, NOFA, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, PFS, President Barack Obama, Senate, social impact, State of Play, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, DOJ, Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact, Enterprise Community Partners, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Evidence-Based Policy Network, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, public health, SIF, Social Impact Partnership Act, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National and Community Service, venture philanthropy

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

Posted by Nicole Truhe on Dec 17, 2015 11:50:02 AM


The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: at-risk children, at-risk youth, Bi-Partisan, CNCS, Congress, corporation for national and community service, education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House, House of Representatives, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, i3, Investing in Innovation, NCLB, Nicole Truhe, No Child Left Behind, Office of Justice Programs, P3, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, PFS, president, RFP, Senate, Title I, Academic Standards, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Department of Housing and Urban Development, education programs, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Evidence Policy, FAST, Fixing America's Surface Transportation, New Profit Staff, Performance Partnership Pilots, public health, SIF, Social Impact Partnership Act, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National and Community Service, Title IV, venture philanthropy, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Take 5: "Starting Over After Starting Up" and more...

Posted by Admin on Sep 21, 2015 3:32:23 PM


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

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Tags: CNCS, Huffington Post, iMentor, NPR, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, LIFT, startup, Technology, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 14, 2015 4:42:45 PM


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

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Tags: BSA, Clemency, CNCS, Code, Drug Offender, education, Girls Who Code, Hall of Fame, John Hattie, Lockheed Martin, Melbourne Education Research Institute, NPR, Pathways Fund, Pay For Success, president, President Barack Obama, Rudolph Norris, Social Innovation News, Software Alliance, Amplify Blog, Australia, CJS, coding, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Reform, Education Researcher Hall of Fame, Georgetown, Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, Prison, Santa Clara, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National & Community Servi, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital, Third Sector Capital Partners, University of Melbourne, venture philanthropy, Visible Learning

The Corporation for National & Community Service Spotlights New Profit's Pathways Fund

Posted by Admin on Aug 14, 2015 12:40:54 PM


Recently, the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) featured New Profit's Pathways Fund in a blog post highlighting the work the Fund has done since 2010 when it became a part of the CNCS Social Innovation Fund's (SIF) inaugural class. Through partnership with SIF, the Pathways Fund has been able to make great strides in pursuit of its goal to strengthen the bridge between education and workforce development, so that more low-income youth have opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods. The following quotes provide some color on the overwhelming results that the public-private partnership has yielded:

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Tags: Carrie Previtera, CNCS, Pathways Fund, Pay For Success, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National & Community Servi, Third Sector Capital, Tulaine Montgomery

Statement Commending President Obama for Leadership on Social Innovation

Posted by Admin on Nov 24, 2014 6:10:13 AM

The following is a statement from Vanessa Kirsch, Founder and CEO of New Profit, and Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and Managing Partner at New Profit.

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Tags: CNCS, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Jonathan Greenblatt

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/13/14

Posted by Admin on May 13, 2014 10:51:45 AM

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, CNCS, KIPP, MLT, New Teacher Center, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, STEM, Achievement Network, AmeriCorps, Education Week, Educators 4 Excellence, Salt Lake bond, Brown v. Board, Evan Stone, Sydney Morris, Virtual Press Office

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 4/24/14

Posted by Admin on Apr 24, 2014 11:07:38 AM

Here's five interesting #SocInn links we're clicking on today:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, CNCS, Mashable, New Profit, Organizations, Pamela Cantor, Pathways, Pathways Fund, Social Innovation News, College Advising Corps, SIF, Turnaround for Children, USA Today, Veterans, Blog Talk Radio, Eric Schwartz, Google Glass, U.S. News, Veterans Employment Center