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Take 5: "How Teachers Learn to Discuss Racism" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jan 9, 2017 5:08:04 PM


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

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Tags: Congress, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, inequality, Inside Philanthropy, No Child Left Behind, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, President Barack Obama, Racism, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Education Secretary, Education Week, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Fast Company, John King, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, John B. King, No Child Left Behind Act, Trump Administration, Urban-Education Programs

America Forward: The Federal Implications Of Pay For Success

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 11, 2016 2:57:52 PM


The following was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward Government Affairs Director, and Bryan Boroughs, Institute for Child Success General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs.

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Tags: Congress, homelessness, Institute for Child Success, Institute for Child Success General Counsel, maternal and child health, Pay For Success, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Substance Abuse

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: Using Data, Community Engagement & Pay for Success to Improve Community Outcomes

Posted by America Forward on Aug 2, 2016 10:30:04 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 75 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 Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), about how Pay for Success can be leveraged to empower and revitalize low-income communities.

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Tags: Affordable and Supportive Housing, Congress, LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, CDFI, Criminal Justice Reform, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Corporation of National and Community Services, Health Clinics, Low-income Families, Matt Josephs, Community Development Financial Institutions, TSG, Two Shades of Green

The Role of the Social Innovation Fund in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement

Posted by America Forward on Jul 22, 2016 11:13:44 AM


The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director, America Forward

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Tags: Congress, Corporation for Supportive Housing, government, Health, House of Representatives, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, REDF, America Forward Coalition, economic opportunity, Policy, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Youth Development, Chronically Homeless, Nonprofit Finance Fund

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY June/July 2016

Posted by America Forward on Jul 14, 2016 1:27:06 PM


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

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Tags: Appropriations Committee, Bi-Partisan, California, Chicago, Congress, corporation for national and community service, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, House, House floor, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, Indiana, Jaymi Light, John Delaney, Katharine Abraham, Kim Wallin, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Nicole Truhe, NOFA, Orrin Hatch, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, President Barack Obama, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Senate, Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education s, social impact, TANF, Tennessee, Allison Orris, America Forward Coalition, American Institutes of Research, Amplify Blog, Congressman Delaney, Department of Justice, DOJ, Dr. Bruce Meyer, Dr. Hilary Hoynes, Dr. Jeffrey Liebman, Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Dr. Paul Ohm, Dr. Robert Groves, Dr. Robert Hahn, Dr. Sherry Glied, Early Learning, Evidence-Based Policy Network, L-HHS-Ed bill, Michael Bennett, Mitch McConnell, New Mexico, Ron Haskins, Sam Aigner-Treworgy, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Third Sector Capital Partners, Todd Young, U.S. House, U.S. House of Representatives, United Way of Anchorage, University of Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Xan Fishman

Presidential 2016: Pay for Success – A Gateway for Quality Early Childhood Care & Education

Posted by America Forward on Jul 13, 2016 10:43:44 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 75 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 Joe Waters, Executive Vice President of the Institute for Child Success, about how Pay for Success can be leveraged to create high-quality early childhood programs and services across the United States, and around the globe.

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Tags: Congress, education, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Greg Williamson, ICS, Institute for Child Success, Pay For Success, PFS, social impact, social innovation, 2016, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, David Wilkinson, Denver Colorado, Early Learning, Joe Waters, Presidential, readynation, Sonoma County, Sorenson Center of the University of Utah, The Brookings Institute, Washington State

Presidential 2016: Leveraging Policy to Address the Needs of Today’s Students

Posted by America Forward on Jun 2, 2016 12:58:13 PM





The following post was written by Jessica Crawford, America Forward Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sarah Groh, America Forward Manager

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Tags: Beyond 12, Congress, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, president, Sarah Groh, ADHD, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Dyslexia, Federal Funding, Financial Aid, Jessica Crawford, Single Stop, YouthBuild USA

Take 5: "Feeling the Joy of Students Who Got a Late Start" And More...

Posted by Admin on May 13, 2016 1:52:14 PM





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Tags: Congress, education, Graduation, NPR, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College, EdWeek, The New York Times, transgender rights, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Pay for Success Gains Steam in Congress With Bipartisan Support – The Next President Must Join the Movement

Posted by Admin on May 12, 2016 4:25:09 PM




This blog post was co-authored by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward, and Juanita Tolliver, Manager at America Forward.

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Tags: Congress, Juanita Tolliver, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, social innovation, The Hill, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Evidence-Based Policymaking, Post-Secondary Education, Veteran Unemployment