Take 5: "Wide Gap in College Readiness" and More

Posted by Admin on Sep 7, 2017 3:09:51 PM

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

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Tags: education, Haitian Creole, harvey, Houston, KIPP, Language, Peace, science, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Boston Globe, Early Learning, Enlearn, Food Corps, learning, mother language, Take 5, venture philanthropy, Zoran Popovic

Top 5 Highlights from our Deloitte Collaboration in 2016

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jan 4, 2017 11:40:37 AM

In 2016, our groundbreaking collaboration with Deloitte made a real difference for social entrepreneurs, organizations, and other problem solvers in our community. Below is a recap of some of the highlights from last year. We are so excited about what's to come in 2017!

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Tags: announcements, Becker College, Board of Directors, Educators for Excellence, First Place for Youth, JOANNA BURLESON, Match Education, Mike Canning, Muhammad Yunus, New Leaders, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Roca, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Steven Jennings, Amplify Blog, College Possible, Dana O'Donovan, Deloitte, Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte National Case Competition, Doug Marshall, Enlearn, Eye to Eye, Food Corps

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2016 9:52:34 AM

Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: First Place for Youth, Health Leads, iMentor, Innovate Public Schools, KIPP, MLT, New Teacher Center, Amplify Blog, anet, AVANCE, College Advising Corps, College Possible, Educators 4 Excellence, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, LIFT, Third Sector Capital Partners

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Nov 23, 2015 5:30:31 AM

Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: Bay Area, Brendan Ziebarth, Carrick Reddin, Charter Schools, Common Core Standards, Community Service, Donation, education, High School, i3, Innovate, Innovate Public Schools, Investing in Innovation, Investing in Innovation Scale Up Grant, Kayleigh White, KIPP, KIPP Explore, Knowledge is Power Program, low income, Low-Income Communities, Masters, Match Education, New Teacher Center, New York City, Organizations, Pay For Success, Public School, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine Schools Systems, RL, RSS, Rylie Davis, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, Charter, College, College Summit, Common Core, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, elementary school, Erica Tunick, Families for Excellent Schools, Food Corps, Match, New Teacher Center's 14th National Symposium on Te, (NTC), Social Sector, students, teaching, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital, Third Sector Capital Partners, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Washington University

Expanding Our Groundbreaking Collaboration with Deloitte

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 28, 2015 11:03:34 AM

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Tags: capacity building, collaboration, iMentor, KIPP, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MLT, New Leaders, New Profit, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Peace First, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, The Mission Continues, Acelero Learning, Achievement Network, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, College Possible, corporate philanthropy, Deloitte, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, Monitor Institute, New Classrooms, peer health exchange, Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation, Turnaround for Children, Youthbuild U.S.A.

Take 5: "Preschoolers and Sleep: What Parents Should Know" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 24, 2014 3:05:20 PM
    Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
  1. New Profit Blog: Statement Commending President Obama for Leadership on Social Innovation "On the occasion of Jonathan Greenblatt’s stepping down as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP), New Profit and America Forward commend Jonathan, President Barack Obama, and committed partners across the Obama Administration and Congress for their efforts to catalyze new, high-impact solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges."
  2. Yahoo: Preschoolers and Sleep: What Parents Should Know "Now research, published in the journal Sleep Medicine, shows that... Just 18 percent of the nearly 250 preschoolers in the new STRONG Kids study are getting the 11 to 12 hours of nightly sleep that’s recommended by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. On average, the 3- to 5-year-olds whose families were polled are getting just 9.6 hours of shuteye a night. And the kids getting the fewest hours of sleep? Children of mothers who work full-time, naturally."
  3. Education on Tap: Continuing To Serve - How Veterans are Shaping Education In this edition of the Teach For America podcast we hear from Spencer Kympton, president of The Mission Continues and Sidney T. Ellington, Ph.D., Director of the veterans initiative at Teach For America. Teach for America is a past New Profit portfolio organization. New Profit is a proud funder and partner of The Mission Continues.
  4. The Daily Beast: What It Takes to Fix American Education "We’re spending way too much time focusing on who is ‘winning’ and ‘losing’ debates over education, and not enough on implementing proven solutions." Jonah Edelman explores the "proven solutions" that we need to be implementing in education.
  5. BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina: FoodCorps North Carolina: Growing Healthier Kids One Bite at a Time "What is FoodCorps? Put simply, it’s a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food so they can grow up healthy. FoodCorps service members in North Carolina have served with their local community partners to build 28 new school gardens across the state — and that’s in addition to teaching 30,000 kids where real food comes from and how to prepare it, and harvesting 3,200 pounds of produce together. Sure, the numbers in North Carolina and across the country are certainly impressive. But I want to tell you the real stories of students who are slowly changing their eating habits for the healthier." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of Food Corps.
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Tags: Education on Tap, Organizations, President Barack Obama, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, The Mission Continues, AmeriCorps, Food Corps, Preschoolers, Spencer Kympton, Take 5, SICP, Sidney T. Ellington, Jonathan Greenblatt, National Hearth Lung and Blood Institute

Take 5: "Startup Turns Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences Into Good Deeds" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 29, 2014 1:50:50 PM
    Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
  1. The Huffington Post: Tiny Homes For Homeless People Built By The Homeless Could Be Key To Getting People Off Streets "Poor residents in Greensboro may soon be getting a new lease on life, and all it will take is a little bit of elbow grease.The North Carolina city is the latest to move forward with plans to create tiny homes for some of its residents living in extreme poverty -- a growing trend communities across the country are implementing in attempts to curb homelessness, Fox 29 News reported."
  2. Student Voice: The Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship A panel comprised of esteemed individuals, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, discuss education innovation and entrepreneurship.
  3. NBC News: Startup Turns Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences Into Good Deeds "A startup called Omaze raises money for charity by offering everyone the chance to win a VIP experience with a favorite celebrity for just $10."
  4. Food Tank: Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation present the 2014 Good Food Org Guide "The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the first annual “Good Food Org Guide.” This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice." Many amazing organizations are highlighted including Food Corps. New Profit is a proud funder and partner of Food Corps.
  5. Poughkeepsie Journal: YouthBuild Finishes Home; Congress Takes Note "Poughkeepsie's housing stock just gained two newly refurbished apartments, thanks to a bunch of young folks in a learn-by-doing program called YouthBuild. But did they expect Congress would come to town to take notice? Monday, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, came to 206 Winnikee Ave., a two-year project that got to the ribbon-cutting stage for New Directions YouthBuild Partnership. That's an Americorps program that takes young adults who are out of school and out of work and gives them support on both, teaching job skills and helping them earn a GED high school diploma." New Profit is a proud funder and partner of YouthBuild.
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Tags: education, Food Tank, Homeless, housing, Social Innovation News, Entrepreneur, Food Corps, NBC News, Student voice, The Huffington Post, YouthBuild, James Beard Foundation, Poughkeepsie, homes

Webinar: Join us June 3rd for "Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue"

Posted by Deborah Smolover on May 28, 2014 9:50:52 AM

If you work in an organization meeting the needs of at risk communities, chances are you’ve encountered issues of childhood hunger without even knowing it.

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Tags: Michelle Obama, Penn Hill Group, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, City Year, Food Corps, Alex Nock, Debra Eschmeyer, Jeff Jablow, childhood hunger, Josh Wachs, No Kid Hungry Campaign

Friday Wrap Up: New Profit Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Posted by Admin on Apr 25, 2014 4:37:35 PM

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit portfolio organizations made this week:

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Tags: Citizen Schools, KIPP, Organizations, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, The Mission Continues, College Advising Corps, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, Turnaround for Children, Year Up, YouthBuild, Right to Play

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 4/23/14

Posted by Admin on Apr 23, 2014 11:15:16 AM

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

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Tags: Organizations, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Criminal Justice Reform, Eye to Eye, Food Corps, Gerald Chertavian, Politico, Year Up, The Exponent, Bridgespan Group, Iowa Public Radio, Jeff Bradach