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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

Pathways Evaluation: Raising the Evidence Level

Posted by Admin on Jan 31, 2017 2:35:03 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, corporation for national and community service, education, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, evaluation, Funders, Oak Foundation, Policymakers, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Stakeholders, The Kresge Foundation, workforce development

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

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

Federal Budget and Appropriations Process: Social Innovation Fund

Posted by America Forward on Apr 20, 2016 4:54:12 PM




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

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Tags: Congress, corporation for national and community service, education, Health, Health and Human Services, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, PFS, America Forward Coalition, Appropriations, economic opportunity, Federal Budget, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Youth Development, Workforce training, Childhood Health, Employment Services, Personal Savings

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

Federal Budget and Appropriations Process: Evidence and Innovation

Posted by America Forward on Apr 14, 2016 12:12:43 PM



The following post was written by, Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships at America Forward, and Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward.

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Tags: ARPA-ED, corporation for national and community service, education, Health and Human Services, housing, InformED, Innovation, Institute of Education Sciences, Justice, Juvenile Justice, Pay For Success, Performance Partnership, Personalized Learning, president, Republicans, Research, Second Chance Act Program, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Commerce, Democrats, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, EIR, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, transportation, Urban Development, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Federal Budget and appropriations process: America Forward Funding Priorities

Posted by Admin on Apr 11, 2016 10:29:58 AM



The following post was written by, Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships at America Forward, and Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward.

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Tags: ARPA-ED, Charter Schools, corporation for national and community service, education, Health and Human Services, housing, IDEA, InformED, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, PFS, Second Chance Act Program, SEED, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Cross Sector, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Federal Funding, First in the World, Government Affairs, Jessica Crawford, Preschool Development Grants, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Supporting Effective Educator Development Grant Pr, The Departments of Labor and Education, transportation, Urban Development, 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

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

Investment Announcement: Third Sector Capital Partners

Posted by Admin on Nov 19, 2015 2:33:02 PM


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Tags: announcements, Child Welfare, Chronic Homelessness, corporation for national and community service, education, homelessness, Organizations, Pay For Success, PFS, Poverty, Recidivism, 501(C)(3), America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Deborah Smolover, George Overholser, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, venture philanthropy, Wellness