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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

AMERICA FORWARD CONGRATULATES THE NEWLY APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING

Posted by America Forward on Jul 21, 2016 1:17:37 PM


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Tags: education, House of Representatives, National Service, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, Poverty Alleviation, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Criminal Justice Reform, Early Learning, public health, workforce development, Speaker of the House

AMERICA FORWARD APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS TO PAY FOR RESULTS ACT

Posted by America Forward on Jun 22, 2016 10:32:22 AM


The following is a statement by Members of the America Forward Coalition on the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act:

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Tags: bipartisan, House of Representatives, John Delaney, Orrin Hatch, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Michael Bennett, Social Impact Partnership Act, Todd Young, U.S. Senate

America Forward Applauds Congressional Passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

Posted by America Forward on Mar 17, 2016 4:31:24 PM



“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Congress for approving the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016. Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI), the bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in the funding of interventions at the federal level. In times of greater demand for human services and tighter budgets, we believe we must work together to direct government resources to programs that work and that measurably improve people’s lives. We commend Sen. Murray and Speaker Ryan for their efforts to focus on results through innovation, evaluation, and common frameworks for evidence. The America Forward Coalition looks forward to the President signing this important piece of legislation into law shortly.”

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Tags: House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, Senate, Senator Murray, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, Federal, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, venture philanthropy

The Five Things You Need to Know About the State of the Union Address

Posted by America Forward on Jan 12, 2016 2:35:20 PM


When will the President deliver the State of the Union?

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Tags: Congress, Economy, House of Representatives, House Speaker, immigration, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Michelle Obama, National Security, NPR, Paul Ryan, president, President Barack Obama, State of the Union, Amazon, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, first lady, Governor Nikki Haley, Gun Control, SOTU, Supreme Court, U.S. Capitol, venture philanthropy, Vice-President, Vice President Joe Biden

America Forward Commends Congressional Passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016

Posted by America Forward on Dec 18, 2015 2:33:56 PM


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Tags: Consolidated Appropriations Act, House of Representatives, i3, Investing in Innovation, P3, Senate, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, D.C., federal government, Performance Partnership Pilots, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Washington, 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

America Forward Applauds Passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 28, 2015 2:58:49 PM


"Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015. Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in the funding of interventions at the federal level. In times of greater demand for human services and tighter budgets, we believe we must work together to direct government resources to programs that work and that measurably improve people’s lives. We commend Representative Ryan for his efforts to focus on results through innovation, evaluation, and common frameworks for evidence.  The America Forward Coalition looks forward to working with Senator Murray to help advance this same critical legislation through the U.S. Senate."

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Tags: House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, Senate, Senator Murray, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, Federal, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, venture philanthropy

America Forward: Update on ESEA

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 9, 2015 10:43:36 AM


Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is moving quickly through the legislative process in Washington, DC. Below is an update on the latest developments on Capitol Hill.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House Democrats, House of Representatives, Senate, The Hill, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Education Week, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, H.R. 5, Jessica Crawford, Lexi Barrett, The Penn Hill Group, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy