"The Power of Nurturing Diverse and Inclusive Communities in the Classroom"

Posted by Reimagine Learning on Feb 22, 2017 10:41:38 AM

The following guest blog post was written by Jenee Henry, Vice President of Knowledge at Teach For America. Teach For America is a grantee of Reimagine Learning, and Jenee Henry is a member of Reimagine Learning’s Advisory Board.

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Tags: Atlanta, Black Americans, Black History Month, Boston, Chicago, Chick-fil-A, Classroom, Houston, Immigrants, learning and attention issues, Phoenix, Reimagine Learning Fund, San Francisco, Starbucks, Teach For America, Textbooks, Amplify Blog, Civil War Reenactment, Curricula, Denver, elementary school, Frenchy's, Jenee Henry, Raleigh, TFA, UDL, Universal Design for Learning

Harvard Business Review Publishes Piece by New Profit CEO Vanessa Kirsch and Board Chair Jeff Walker

Posted by Admin on Jul 26, 2016 2:36:02 PM

Across all of New Profit's work - from investing in visionary social entrepreneurs to building collaborative, cross-sector social impact initiatives  -  systemic change is our guidestar. We are looking to fundamentally transform the way America educates its children, propels people towards social and financial stability, and creates healthy communities. Vanessa Kirsch, our founder and CEO, penned a letter to the New Profit community recently laying out how we are evolving our work to push even harder for systemic change:

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Tags: harvard business review, Jeff Walker, Jim Bildner, social entrepreneurship, Amplify Blog, Draper Richard Kaplan Foundation, Systems Thinking, TFA, Thoughts and Approaches, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

#AdvanceEquity: Teach For America's Journey Towards Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

Posted by Admin on Jun 16, 2016 2:38:51 PM

Last 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: Aimee Eubanks Davis, Braven, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Jeff Wetzler, Teach For America, #AdvanceEquity, Amplify Blog, Dana O'Donovan, Deloitte, Gathering of Leaders, Monitor Institute, TFA, Transcend

A Rising Tide of Energy to Reimagine School for All Learners

Posted by Admin on May 11, 2016 4:30:07 PM

The following post was written by Jody Cornish, a Managing Partner with the Reimagine Learning Focus Fund.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, inequality, James S. Coleman, Jody Cornish, President Barack Obama, Reimagine Learning Fund, Teach For America, Thomas Jefferson, achievement gap, Amplify Blog, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Movement, esea, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, FDA, Focus Fund, SXSWedu, TFA, Thomas Kane, War on Poverty

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

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Jan 11, 2016 12:37:53 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: AEI, First Place for Youth, Food Tank, FoodCorps, Forbes, Foster Care, iMentor, Jerusha Klemperer, learning and attention issues, MLT, National Mentoring Month, New Classrooms Innovation Partners, New Leaders, Parenting, Pay For Success, PeerForward, Personalized Learning, PFS, Retail & Ecommerce, Tanya Menendez, Teach For America, The Mission Continues, 30 under 30, ALEX AND ANI, American Enterprise Institute, Amplify Blog, CHARITY BY DESIGN, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Eye to Eye, Jaime Aquino, LIFT, Mentoring, Middle School, New Classrooms, Peer Leaders, students, Teach to One, TFA, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Year Up

Take 5: "Where Ideas Actually Come From" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 20, 2015 11:12:18 AM

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

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Tags: Innovate, Innovate Public Schools, Organizations, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Teach For America, Data, Deloitte, Deloitte University Press, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, NationSwell, TFA, venture philanthropy, Lean Data, U.S. Education System

Take 5: "Together We Rise" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 18, 2015 3:45:12 PM

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

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Tags: Bronx, Brooklyn, College Degree, Free College Degree, government, Government Executive, Higher Education, Homeless, Homeless Children, Institute for College Access and Success, Organizations, Pay For Success, PFS, Social Innovation News, Staten Island, Teach For America, The Huff Post, Amplify Blog, Computer Science, Diploma, Economic Policy Institute, Fast Company, Malala, Malala Yousafzai, students, Success, teaching, Technology, TFA, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "New study: Principals satisfied with Teach For America teachers" and more...

Posted by Admin on Sep 25, 2015 2:36:01 PM

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

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Tags: Be The Change Inc., Bicycle, Freelancers Union, low income, Marco Zappacosta, Math, Monique Rizer, NPR, Opportunity Nation, Organizations, Public School, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Senator Mark Warner, Social Innovation News, Teach For America, AJC.com, Amplify Blog, College Scorecard, D.C. Public Schools, District Department of Transportation, Gig-Economy, Marcela Sapone, Michelle Miller, Politico, RAND Corporation, Sara Horowitz, TFA, venture philanthropy, Walker-Jones Education Campus, Washington Post

Vote Now! Understood.org and Teach For America Nominated for Webby Awards

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Apr 22, 2015 11:26:46 AM

Two great organizations from our network, Understood.org and Teach For America, have been nominated for prestigious Webby Awards ,which honor the best creative work on the Internet in categories including Websites, Mobile, Social, Advertising and Online Film and Video.

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Tags: announcements, Big Bets, Organizations, Reimagine Learning Fund, Teach For America, Amplify Blog, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, TFA, understood.org, Webby Award