Take 5: "The High-Speed Preschool Experiment" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 17, 2017 4:54:32 PM

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

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Tags: Charlottesville, education, Education Writers Association, Governing, NAACP, Pre-K, Preschool, Social Innovation News, The Chronicle of Philathropy, Amplify Blog, MIT, Strive Together, The Alantic, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Report urges educators to integrate STEM in pre-K" and more...

Posted by Admin on May 23, 2017 3:41:08 PM

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

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Tags: Donald Trump, education, Education DIVE, Higher Education, K-12, Math, New Profit, NonProfit Quarterly, NPR, Pre-K, Social Innovation News, STEM, Digital Promise, eSchool News, Gathering of Leaders, Millennial Impact Fellow, President Trump, teaching, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, white house, Earl Childhood Education, Emily Hadley, National Science Foundation

Take 5: "Advancing the Art of Collaboration" and more...

Posted by Admin on May 18, 2017 4:29:35 PM

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

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Tags: High School, New York City, NPR, Pre-K, Sarah Groh, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "A New Gospel of Philanthropy" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 28, 2016 2:37:33 PM

Read about the five social innovation links we're clicking on today:

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Tags: AIDS, education, Education Post, Huffington Post, Medium, NPR, philanthropy, Pre-K, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Escape Rooms, games, South Africa, Student Loans, teaching, Technology, UNAIDS, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Utah's Pay For Success" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 1, 2016 3:21:01 PM

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Tags: First Place for Youth, Forbes, Pre-K, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, DevEx, e-book, foster youth, Super Bowl 50, Universal pre-k, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Dec 22, 2015 2:47:24 PM

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: Association of Community College Trustees, Contra Costa County, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, FoodCorps, Health Leads, Homeless, iMentor, Innovate Public Schools, K-12, Kadyn Velez, Match Education, Mauricio Lim Miller, Organizations, Pre-K, STAR School, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, anet, Anti-Poverty, AVANCE, College, Community College, Data, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Family Independence Initiative, Fatherhood, FII, Financial Education, Genesis Tramaine Frederick, LIFT, Military, Mobility, Poor, Single Stop, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Admin, venture philanthropy, Venture Philantrhopy, Veterans, workforce development

Take 5: "Overturning The Old Model Of Education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 7, 2015 11:32:19 AM

Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Blended Learning, Center On Reinventing Public Education, education, Goldman Sachs, High School, Kindergarten, NPR, Pay For Success, Pre-K, Prime, Public School, SAT, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, ACT, Amplify Blog, Boston Latin, Boston Public Library, CJS, College, Criminal Justice Reform, Data General, DEC, EdSurge, Federal Prison, Freedom, Harvard, Municipal Public Library, Preschools, Prison, standardized testing, Tech Start-Ups, Technology, The Boston Globe, The Salt Lake Tribune, United Way, United Way of Salt Lake, Utah, venture philanthropy, Wang

Take 5: "Behaviorists Show the U.S. How to Improve Government Operations" and more...

Posted by Admin on Oct 2, 2015 1:56:10 PM

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Tags: Arne Duncan, education, Government Operations, Grantees, Match Education, Pre-K, SDG, social impact, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Boston Schools Fund, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, Education Secretary, Match, Sustainable Development Goals, The New York Times, The Washington Post, UN General Assembly Week, venture philanthropy

New Profit Commits $1 Million in Support of Match Education

Posted by Admin on Oct 2, 2015 10:36:32 AM

October 2, 2015 (Boston): New Profit, a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund working to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America, is investing $1 million over the next four years to support Match Education (Match), a high-performing education organization that envisions creating a transformed system of Pre-K through career education.

The investment in Match will be a part of New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems (RSS) Fund, a cross-sector collaboration aimed at significantly and rapidly increasing the number of high performing schools serving low income students by transforming the way school systems work and lifting up successful school models that can scale across the country.

"We are excited to partner with New Profit as Match continues to increase our reach in preparing all children for college and career readiness," said Stig Leschly, Chief Executive Officer of Match Education. "A New Profit investment offers us the benefit of their experience and network of resources in helping scale some of America's highest-impact education organizations."

Match operates a Pre-K–12 network of high-performing charter schools focused on serving low-income students, and the Sposato Graduate School of Education, which trains teachers and instructional leaders for high-poverty schools. Match has had breakthrough results: Match students outperform the state on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test, AP pass rates, and SAT scores. Seventy-eight percent of Match high school graduates go on to a four-year college and, among early cohorts of students in Match’s schools who have been given enough time to finish post-secondary education, 56% of Match’s alumni have graduated from 4-year college, compared to 14% for low-income high school graduates nationally. Drawing on its lessons from achieving these results, Match has started to share its best practices and innovations through its Match Export platform, which allows districts, charters schools, and institutions that train teachers and school leaders to adopt Match practices. Match is actively partnering with charter management organizations and districts in big cities in the US (including New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago) to transfer its novel, proven ideas and practices.

The organization’s integrated approach and potential for creating widespread impact make it an excellent fit and partner for New Profit’s RSS fund, which is focused on (a) creating actionable demand for better schools through changing the policies and politics of education systems, and (b) supporting great school models that can grow the supply of high quality schools to meet that demand.

“We welcome the opportunity to bring New Profit’s full suite of resources to support the Match team,” notes Alex Cortez, Managing Partner of the RSS Fund. “The success of Match and its peers in Boston have been incredibly influential in changing system policies starting in 2010 to allow high quality charters to grow, and they continue to serve as a proof-point that drives national dialogue. Match’s willingness to codify and share its best practices in areas such as instruction coaching, curriculum, assessment, and school culture setting through Match Export will magnify their impact, allowing public district schools and public charter schools to deploy these resources to better serve all students.”

The funding from New Profit’s Reimagine School Systems Fund will be unrestricted and supplemented by strategic advisory support from New Profit staff in collaboration with Deloitte.

Learn more about Match Education by visiting www.matcheducation.org.

About New Profit:
New Profit is a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund. The organization’s mission is to break down the barriers standing between people and opportunity in America. To do so, New Profit is working to transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. Since being founded in 1998, New Profit has collaborated with philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, foundations, businesses, policy advocates and other entities to help drive more than $1 billion towards innovative, disruptive approaches to social problem solving. New Profit’s unique, integrated approach brings together the following activities: investing through the New Profit Innovation Fund and Focus Funds; changing public policy through America Forward; and building communities of learning and action around innovative new approaches to change through the Gathering of Leaders and other activities. www.newprofit.org.

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Take 5: "How Kids Pay Attention (and Why Some Kids Struggle With It)" and more...

Posted by Admin on Sep 28, 2015 3:18:25 PM

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Tags: Child Development, Columbia University, Kindergarten, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Math, Organizations, Personalized Learning, Poverty, Pre-K, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, EdCentral, Fast Company, New Classrooms, Penn State, Teach to One, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, U.N., UC-Irvine, Understood, Unemployment, United Nations, venture philanthropy, Vocabulary