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Take 5: "From Transaction to Collaboration" and More

Posted by Admin on Sep 12, 2017 12:58:46 PM


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

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Tags: Break through, Camelback Ventures, education, Leila Janah, New Profit, Pay For Success, Public Policy, Samasource, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Bain Capital, Communities, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Early Learning, Entrepreneurship, gamechangers, leaders, schools, Social Innovation Fund, Systems Change, Take 5, underserved

#AdvanceEquity: International Women's Day

Posted by Madlen Gubernick on Mar 8, 2017 3:36:35 PM


In celebration of International Women's Day, March 8th, we'd like to honor all of the women social entrepreneurs in our portfolio and the amazing work that they do every day to help America on its journey towards a more equitable society.

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Tags: Beyond 12, education, GirlTrek, Health Leads, International Women's Day, LEAP Innovations, New Teacher Center, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, Roca, Samasource, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Achievement Network, #AdvanceEquity, All Our Kin, Amplify Blog, College, College Advising Corps, Educators 4 Excellence, Green City Force, LIFT, PowerMyLearning, Single Stop, Social Innovation Fund, The Young Peoples Project, Turnaround for Children, UnboundED, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Women Entrepreneurs, Women's Accelerator, YouthBuild

Pathways Evaluation: Raising the Evidence Level

Posted by Admin on Jan 31, 2017 2:35:03 PM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth. In the coming weeks, we will provide an in-depth look into the report, the success stories of the Pathways Fund and the lessons we’ve learned.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, corporation for national and community service, education, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, evaluation, Funders, Oak Foundation, Policymakers, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Stakeholders, The Kresge Foundation, workforce development

The Pathways Fund: Recap and Accomplishments

Posted by Admin on Jan 27, 2017 10:50:56 AM


In December 2016, we released a final report highlighting the accomplishments of the Pathways Fund, a five-year fund with the goal of strengthening the bridge between education and workforce development in order to foster opportunity and access for low-income youth. In the coming weeks, we will provide an in-depth look into the report, the success stories of the Pathways Fund and the lessons we’ve learned.

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Tags: Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Carnegie Corporation New York, corporation for national and community service, iMentor, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Pathways Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, State Street Foundation, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Oak Foundation, SIF, Single Stop, Social Innovation Fund, The Kresge Foundation, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

The Pathways Fund Helped Nearly 200K Students Get to and Through College. Here’s How.

Posted by Admin on Dec 13, 2016 11:41:09 AM


The story of the Pathways Fund, which is sunsetting this year, is an extraordinarily important one for the New Profit community. Together with our amazing partners (see above graphic) we built Pathways and helped catalyze the new and growing college-to-career success field, achieving large-scale results for young people from under-resourced communities and creating a learning lab for a collaborative, multi-faceted approach that is crucial to social problem solving. Everything we are doing today at New Profit to break down systemic barriers to opportunity in America is informed by the lessons we learned from Pathways. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be rolling out the story of Pathways, highlighting the amazing organizations that were a part of it, and sharing lessons learned from the whole initiative.

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Tags: announcements, iMentor, Pathways, Pathways Fund, Amplify Blog, College Advising Corps, College Summit, SIF, Single Stop, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Year Up, YouthBuild

The President on Social Innovation & PFS

Posted by Meghan Gannon on Oct 14, 2016 11:03:21 AM


Yesterday President Obama convened with some of our nation's leading voices across sectors at the Frontiers Conference, where he highlighted the major milestones of his administration's work in social innovation.

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Tags: education, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Frontiers Conference, Social Innovation Fund, workforce development

Take 5: "Why For-Profit Education Fails" And More...

Posted by Admin on Oct 13, 2016 4:18:38 PM


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

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Tags: education, housing, NPR, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poverty, President Barack Obama, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, National Community Service, Social Innovation Fund, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Presidential 2016: Using Data, Community Engagement & Pay for Success to Improve Community Outcomes

Posted by America Forward on Aug 2, 2016 10:30:04 AM


Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 75 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful work can be transformed into national change. Today we will hear from Matt Josephs, Senior Vice President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), about how Pay for Success can be leveraged to empower and revitalize low-income communities.

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Tags: Affordable and Supportive Housing, Congress, LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Pay For Success, America Forward Coalition, CDFI, Criminal Justice Reform, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Corporation of National and Community Services, Health Clinics, Low-income Families, Matt Josephs, Community Development Financial Institutions, TSG, Two Shades of Green

Take 5: "How Foundations Can Promote Equity and Help Quell the Violence" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jul 22, 2016 11:56:17 AM


Read about the fives social innovation links we're clicking on today!

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Tags: black lives matter, education, philanthropy, Policy Movement, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, schools, Social Innovation Fund, students, teaching, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy

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