New Profit would like to congratulate Caroline Whistler for becoming CEO of Third Sector Capital Partners, a longtime New Profit grantee-partner that leads governments, high-performing nonprofits, and private funders in building evidence-based initiatives that address society’s most persistent challenges. She succeeds George Overholser, who has transitioned from co-CEO to Board Chair.
With the 2016 election cycle well underway, the America Forward coalition is leveraging the opportunity to lift up innovative work in the social sector. Through bi-partisan outreach America Forward is urging the next President to look to breakthrough work happening at the community level to scale up solutions. taking the opportunity to bring organizations working on our country’s most pressing social issues to the forefront of discussion.
Yesterday, the Senate passed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), paving the way for President Obama to sign the most important piece of education legislation of the last decade (see America Forward's statement here). America Forward's staff and leaders from the 70+ innovative organizations in the America Forward Coalition worked incredibly hard over the last year to help shape ESSA. Below are some insightful tweets from America Forward Policy Director Lexi Barrett, who spent the last ten years working on education policy in Congress and the White House, and her colleagues.
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Last week, New Profit's Founder and CEO Vanessa Kirsch published a blog post reflecting on inequality of justice and opportunity in America and unveiling our plans to launch a major initiative targeting criminal justice reform. In the piece, she said:
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I’m writing in reflection of what has happened in Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Florida and so many other communities across America. Our thoughts continue to be with the families – from Freddie Gray’s in Baltimore to Brian Moore’s in New York and far too many others – that have been touched by recent tragedy. Their pain is a constant reminder that we can and must do better in addressing the inequality of justice and opportunity in communities across America.
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