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Take 5: "African-American History Museum Gears Up for School Visits" And More...

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Nov 15, 2016 4:49:48 PM


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

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College, public health, sustainable food, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Equipping Grandmas With Childcare Credentials" And More...

Posted by Admin on Nov 9, 2016 4:58:30 PM


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

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Tags: education, NPR, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, College, public health, sustainable food, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

AMERICA FORWARD APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF STRENGTHENING CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACT

Posted by America Forward on Sep 14, 2016 11:54:23 AM




Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act on Tuesday, September 13, 2016:

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Tags: education, National Service, Pay For Success, Poverty Alleviation, Senate, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Criminal Justice Reform, Early Learning, public health, Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, workforce development, 21st Century Act

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

New Profit Focus Fund Updates

Posted by Admin on Jul 5, 2016 11:31:27 AM


New Profit has six active funds for supporting visionary social entrepreneurs and bringing them together with change agents from other sectors, including policy and business, to take on big systemic challenges. From early childhood learning to K-12 education, workforce development, and public health, we are pushing the boundaries of problem solving in collaboration with amazing partners.

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Tags: education, EL, iMentor, K-12, Lawrence Public Schools, LEAP Innovations, Learn to Earn Fund, low income, Mauricio Lim Miller, New Profit Innovation Fund, Pathways, Pathways Fund, Phyllis Lockett, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine School Systems, Reimagine School Systems Fund, RSS, Salem Public Schools, social entrepreneurship, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, College Access, College Advising Corps, College Success, College Summit, Early Learning, Early Learning Fund, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Focus Fund, focus funds, Learn to Earn, Portfolio Performance and Support, public health, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, workforce development, Year Up, YouthBuild

CEO Letter: New Profit's Future Bet on Collaboration, Systems Change

Posted by Admin on May 11, 2016 10:40:28 AM




The following letter was written by Vanessa Kirsch, Founder and CEO of New Profit. At the end of the letter, we have included some highlights of New Profit's recent work.

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Tags: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Collaborative Problem Solving, college to career, education, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Innovate Public Schools, Jeff Walker, Match Education, Muhammad Yunus, New Teacher Center, President Barack Obama, Teach For America, Acelero Learning, #AdvanceEquity, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, anet, Bain Bapital, Deloitte, Early Learning, economic empowerment, focus funds, Marco Davis, New Profit Staff, Presidential, public health, Steven Barnes, TFA, The Gathering of Leaders, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Verizon Center, Wendy Kopp, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence f

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

Posted by America Forward on May 2, 2016 10:51:35 AM




The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: Bi-cameral, Bi-Partisan, Congress, DMS, Florida, Harvard Government Performance Lab, House, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, Institute for Child Success, Kim Wallin, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, New Hampshire, Nicole Truhe, Office of English Language Acquisition, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, president, President Barack Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, Republican, RFI, Senate, social impact, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Delaware, Department of Education, Department of Management Services, Dr. Jeffrey Liebman, Dr. Robert Groves, Evidence-Based Policy Network, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, public health, Senator Patty Murray, SIF, Social Impact Partnership Act, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, Third Sector Capital Partners, University of Utah Sorenson Impact Center

The Real Promise of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Posted by America Forward on Apr 15, 2016 12:28:35 PM




The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward.

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Tags: Congress, education, Nicole Truhe, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, President Barack Obama, America Forward Coalition, Early Learning, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, public health, workforce development

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

Posted by America Forward on Mar 1, 2016 2:02:01 PM



The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward’s Director of Government Affairs.

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Tags: Bi-Partisan, CNCS, Congress, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Health Resources and Services Administration, House, Housing and Urban Development, HRSA, HUD, #NationalPFSDay, NCLB, Nicole Truhe, No Child Left Behind, NOFA, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, PFS, President Barack Obama, Senate, social impact, State of Play, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, DOJ, Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact, Enterprise Community Partners, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Evidence-Based Policy Network, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, public health, SIF, Social Impact Partnership Act, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National and Community Service, venture philanthropy

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