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New Profit, John Legend's FREE AMERICA, and Bank of America announce First 'Unlocked Futures' Entrepreneurs

Posted by Admin on Dec 5, 2017 9:34:58 AM

Backed by Grammy Winner and activist John Legend’s FREEAMERICA, New Profit, and Bank of America, Unlocked Futures supports social entrepreneurs impacted by the criminal justice system

December 5, 2017 (U.S.) - Eight entrepreneurs from across America who founded mission-driven organizations focused on criminal justice system reform have been selected to be part of the first cohort of the Unlocked Futures accelerator program. Both for-profit and nonprofit models are represented in the first cohort, and the entrepreneurs will receive capacity building funding and support to grow the impact and reach of their organizations, behind a shared goal of ending mass incarceration in America.

The entrepreneurs, who were featured in a just-released video (see below) and an article in Fast Company, are:

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Tags: John Legend, Bank of America, Deloitte, freeamerica, Grammy, unlocked futures

Take 5: "John Legend's Fight for Criminal Justice Reform" and More...

Posted by Admin on May 10, 2017 1:34:23 PM


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

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Tags: education, John Legend, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, College, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Education Week, The 74 Million, town & country, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "New Profit, FREEAMERICA, and Bank of America Launch a New Accelerator For Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Operating Mission-Driven Organizations" and More...

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2017 4:40:47 PM


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

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Tags: education, John Legend, NPR, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Bank of America, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, unlocked futures, venture philanthropy

New Profit, John Legend, FREEAMERICA, and Bank of America Launch a New Accelerator for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Operating Mission-Driven Organizations

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2017 2:56:28 PM

UPDATE: On December 5, 2017 the first cohort of Unlocked Futures was announced. Click here to read about these amazing social entrepreneurs.

MAY 9, 2017 (NEW YORK) – In partnership with Grammy winner and activist John Legend’s FREEAMERICA, New Profit will launch Unlocked Futures, an Accelerator providing capacity building funding and support to formerly incarcerated individuals operating mission-driven organizations.

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Tags: John Legend, philanthropy, proximity, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, Bank of America, Criminal Justice Reform, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, freeamerica, Tulaine Montgomery, unlocked futures, venture philanthropy, Women's Accelerator

Faces of New Profit: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kaplan

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Sep 29, 2016 11:19:43 AM




What is Faces of New Profit? It’s a spotlight on members of the New Profit community, why they do what they do, and who they are. This week, we talk to Lizzie Kaplan...

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Tags: James Taylor, John Legend, Lizzie Kaplan, Mount Kilimanjaro, Stevie Nicks, Amplify Blog, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elizabeth Kaplan, Mount Rainier, New Profit Staff, Special Projects Associate, Team VK, Vanessa Kirsch, Zadie Smith

#AdvanceEquity: Former Prosecutor Adam Foss Featured in The FADER

Posted by Admin on Jun 30, 2016 12:47:11 PM


Earlier this month, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit's Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we'll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: John Legend, Prosecutor Integrity, Adam Foss, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, FADER, Gathering of Leaders, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, The Gathering, Ty Stiklorius

#AdvanceEquity: Jump at the Sun

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Jun 9, 2016 2:10:10 PM





This week we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit’s Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we’ll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: Jeffrey Walker, John Legend, Jump at the Sun, #NPGathering16, Podcast, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Brittany Packnett, Deval Patrick, Frieda Kapoor Klein, Gathering of Leaders, Tulaine Montgomery, Vanessa Kirsch

#AdvanceEquity: A Former Prosecutor Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 7, 2016 12:45:46 PM





Yesterday, we launched #AdvanceEquity, a new digital dialogue series about equity, inclusion, and social impact. #AdvanceEquity is a digital build-out of the rich and provocative conversation that was started at New Profit's Gathering of Leaders in March (VIDEO). Throughout the series, we'll be highlighting the stories of people and organizations that are fearlessly pushing the boundaries to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America.

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Tags: John Legend, prosecutor, Prosecutor Integrity Initiative, Social Innovation News, Adam Foss, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform

Jump at the Sun: Conversations with Changemakers

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2016 12:35:12 PM




In March 2016 at the Gathering of Leaders, we launched a project we've been excited about for a long time. Our podcast Jump at the Sun with Tulaine Montgomery will highlight incredible voices from across our network. Check out this video to see our host, Tulaine, announcing the podcast and explaining where we got the name from.

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Tags: black lives matter, Campaign Zero, Jeff Walker, John Legend, Jump at the Sun, Podcast, Stay Woke, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, Bain Capital, Brittany Packnett, Deval Patrick, Freada Kapor Klein, Grammy, Tulaine Montgomery, Vanessa Kirsch, Zora Neale Hurston

Our New Changemaker Podcast: Jump at the Sun

Posted by Admin on Mar 30, 2016 8:00:56 PM



We chose the 2016 Gathering of Leaders last week to make an announcement we've been excited about for a long time: the launch of a podcast called Jump at the Sun with Tulaine Montgomery that will highlight incredible voices from across our network. Check out this video to see our host, Tulaine, announcing the podcast and explaining where we got them name from.

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Tags: announcements, Jeff Walker, John Legend, #NPGathering16, Amplify Blog, Freada Kapor Klein, Gathering of Leaders, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy