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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 Convenings: Building A Learning Community

Posted by Admin on Jan 30, 2017 3:39:03 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. 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, iMentor, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, philanthropy, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, social innovation, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Corporation for National and Community Service's S, Oak Foundation, Single Stop, The Kresge Foundation, venture philanthropy, YearUp, YouthBuild

The Pathways Fund: Recap and Accomplishments

Posted by Admin on Jan 27, 2017 10:50:56 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 and community service, iMentor, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Oak Foundation, SIF, Single Stop, Social Innovation Fund, The Kresge Foundation, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

End of Year Letter from New Profit Founder and CEO Vanessa Kirsch

Posted by Admin on Dec 28, 2016 10:38:30 AM


The following letter from New Profit's Founder and CEO, Vanessa Kirsch, appears in our 2015-2016 Annual Report.

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Tags: Election, J.B. Schramm, Jeff Walker, New Profit, Pathways, Amplify Blog, College Summit, Presidential, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

The Pathways Fund Helped Nearly 200K Students Get to and Through College. Here’s How.

Posted by Admin on Dec 13, 2016 11:41:09 AM


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.

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Tags: announcements, iMentor, Pathways, Pathways Fund, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, College Summit, SIF, Single Stop, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Year Up, YouthBuild

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

#AdvanceEquity: College Summit

Posted by Admin on Jul 28, 2016 2:52:02 PM


Many consider the inequity in college attainment to be the civil rights issue of our time. Despite the millions of dollars and the proliferation of programs, regulations, initiatives, and expensive interventions, some, but not much, progress has been made in the college graduation rates for low-income students. In 1970, 6 percent of students from low-income communities finished college. In 2013 – 43 years later – that number was only 9 percent.

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Tags: education, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, College Summit, schools, students, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: College Summit Spotlight

Posted by Admin on Jul 25, 2016 2:49:46 PM


In low-income communities across America, College Summit activates a dormant asset—the power of positive peer influence—by fielding teams of high school juniors and seniors who lead their peers to enroll in college equipped with the tools to succeed.

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Tags: Organizations, PeerForward, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, CAREER, College, College Summit, Peer Leaders, schools, students, venture philanthropy

New Profit Focus Fund Updates

Posted by Admin on Jul 5, 2016 11:31:27 AM


New Profit has six active funds for supporting visionary social entrepreneurs and bringing them together with change agents from other sectors, including policy and business, to take on big systemic challenges. From early childhood learning to K-12 education, workforce development, and public health, we are pushing the boundaries of problem solving in collaboration with amazing partners.

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Tags: education, EL, iMentor, K-12, Lawrence Public Schools, LEAP Innovations, Learn to Earn Fund, low income, Mauricio Lim Miller, New Profit Innovation Fund, Pathways, Pathways Fund, Phyllis Lockett, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine School Systems, Reimagine School Systems Fund, RSS, Salem Public Schools, social entrepreneurship, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, College Access, College Advising Corps, College Success, College Summit, Early Learning, Early Learning Fund, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Focus Fund, focus funds, Learn to Earn, Portfolio Performance and Support, public health, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, workforce development, Year Up, YouthBuild

Presidential 2016: Activating America’s High School Students is Key to Improving Post-Secondary Attainment

Posted by America Forward on May 19, 2016 10:30:37 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 Keith Frome, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of College Summit, about the power of student voices and peer engagement in improving college enrollment rates.

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Tags: Civil Rights, Inglewood, Kathryn Barnes, Kieth Frome, Ramon Gomez, Selfless Advocacy, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, College Summit, Deloitte, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, UCLA