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Take 5: "Fighting Poverty With Data" and more...

Posted by Admin on May 22, 2017 4:56:28 PM


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

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Tags: Engineer, Jeff Sessions, Justice Reform, New York City, Poverty, Rural Students, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, Criminal Justice Reform, Data, education department, Emily Hadley College Advising Corps, Millennial Impact Fellow, NationSwell, Stereotypes, The New York Times, WSJ

Take 5: "Copying Singapore’s Math Homework" And More...

Posted by Admin on Feb 16, 2017 3:42:19 PM


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

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Tags: education, FoodCorps, NonProfit Quarterly, Pathways Fund, philanthropy, Poverty, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, College, Teach For All, venture philanthropy, Wendy Kopp, YouthBuild

Take 5: "What Is the Future of Higher Education?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jan 4, 2016 4:24:30 PM


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

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Tags: Higher Education, Leila Janah, LinkedIn, MindShift, NPR, Optimism, Poverty, Sama Group, Teachers Union, The Atlantic, the wall street journal, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, Pessimism, school district, Superintendent, Supreme Court, venture philanthropy, Veteran, WSJ

Take 5: "Turning Loved Ones Into Caregivers" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 16, 2015 3:00:27 PM


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

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Tags: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, Columbia University, Growth Mindset, MindShift, Noora Health, NPR, Pay For Success, Professor Carol Dweck, Social Innovation News, Stanford, the wall street journal, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Edith Elliott, Evidence Policy, Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, Philanthropy News Digest, Unequal City

Take 5: "The Early Childhood Challenge for Philanthropists" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Oct 22, 2015 2:46:12 PM


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

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Tags: at-risk children, Capitol Hill, Classroom, Common App, corporation for national and community service, government, i3, Ivy League, MindShift, National Service Programs, Republicans, Results for America, RFA, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, the wall street journal, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, Application, Common Application, Curiosity, Democrats, Early Learning, Federal Evidence Based Innovation Funds, Investing in Innovation Fund, Knowledge, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Voices for National Service, WSJ

Take 5: "This Is What Happens When You Read to a Child" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 1, 2015 12:44:50 PM


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

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Tags: Aspen Ideas Festival, aspen institute, Brain, Brain Scan, Child Advocacy Groups, Child's Brain, education, Language, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Peace First, philanthropy, Problem Solvers, Sean Parker, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, economic empowerment, Eric Dawson, Hackers, Neuroscience, peacemaking, public health, Reading, Social Innovation Fund, Social Problem Solving, the chronicle of philanthropy, Time, venture philanthropy, WSJ

Take 5: "Profits Meets Philanthropy in ‘Pay-For-Success’ Investments — Horizons" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 30, 2015 11:16:23 AM


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

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Tags: Architecture, Black Health Matters, Blended Learning, Heather Staker, hiker, Homeless People, homelessness, Inequalities, Jasmine Mans, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poet, Poetry, Prison Population, Scholarmatch, social impact, social innovation, the wall street journal, African-Americans, Amplify Blog, Dave Eggers, EdSurge, Fast Company, Prison, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, Veterans, WSJ

Reimagine Learning Media Round Up

Posted by Admin on Feb 23, 2015 3:24:21 PM


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Tags: announcements, Education World, John Legend, Learning Disabilities, LinkedIn, Personalized Learning, Reimagine Learning Fund, Shruti Sehra, the wall street journal, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Thinking Differently, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, WSJ, CNN.com, The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC Squawk Box, Education Fund, Fashion Week, Fortune.com, Media Round-Up

The Wall Street Journal: John Legend Plays for New Profit's Education Fund

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Feb 18, 2015 2:36:01 PM


"The venture philanthropy group New Profit announced the launch of a $30 million fund for education at a Fashion Week party at the Top of the Standard on Tuesday, in a partnership with the musician John Legend, the fashion designers Public School and the WME-IMG agency. The money will be divided up amongst a variety of organizations."

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Tags: John Legend, Learning Difference, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, New York Fashion Week, Reimagine Learning Fund, Social Innovation News, the wall street journal, Amplify Blog, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, WSJ

Take 5: "Strategic or Emergent: Why Are We Stuck in the Swimming Pool?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Jan 5, 2015 11:27:57 AM
    Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today:
  1. The New York Times: Social Programs That Work "Hardly anyone knows it, but since its earliest days the Obama administration has been pursuing the most important initiative in the history of federal attempts to use evidence to improve social programs...As a policy analyst who helped House Republicans design the 1996 welfare overhaul and who later advised President George W. Bush on social policy, I am committed to the principle that the government should fund only social welfare programs that work. That’s why it’s imperative that the new Congress reject efforts by some Republicans to cut the Obama administration’s evidence-based programs. Especially in a time of austerity, policy makers must know which programs work, and which don’t."
  2. The Washington Post: Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz: Young Silicon Valley Billionaires Pioneer New Approach to Philanthropy "When Cari Tuna and her future husband, Dustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder, decided they would give away most of their multibillion-dollar fortune to charity, they thought of asteroids. Or more specifically, the risk of one slamming to Earth and causing mass destruction. It was one of many early ideas and it wasn’t that they had any special passion for or expertise in the subject, but it wasn’t a joke either. In trying to figure out how they could make the maximum impact with their money, the couple wanted to cast as wide a net as possible and systematically evaluate every cause on its merits."
  3. Understood.org: Understood Journey This video shows the journey that led to the creation of Understood.org, an amazing website dedicated to helping parents of students with learning differences.
  4. The Wall Street Journal: A Budget Win in a Conservative Approach to Social Programs? "One option could be Republican leadership in broad “pay-for-success” policies. Historically, providers of social services to at-risk and vulnerable populations have been paid for their efforts rather than for the outcomes they effect. But the past four House budgets constructed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) have emphasized measuring the impact of federal funds spent on education, food security, and other social needs. Such programs typically reimburse operators for meeting specific benchmarks in their efforts to keep clients out of prison or end homelessness. These policy innovations could help improve outcomes for at-risk populations while stewarding scarce federal dollars." Juleanna Glover is an advisor to America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy branch.
  5. Alliance Magazine: Strategic or Emergent: Why Are We Stuck in the Swimming Pool? "In March 2014, we edited a special feature for Alliance on ‘Grantmaking for Social Change’. We see this Alliance special feature as very much part of this same debate – the debate about what is needed to bring about social change. It was triggered by a perception that grantmaking as a tool for bringing about social change had fallen out of favour, to be replaced by newer, snappier-sounding forms of philanthropy – venture philanthropy, strategic philanthropy, philanthrocapitalism and catalytic philanthropy. Despite a wide range of contributors from many parts of the world, there was an impressive consistency running through all the articles. There were two main conclusions. First, grantmaking is central to social change (particularly in developing and emerging market contexts). Second, and most central to this debate, a wide range of different approaches and tools are necessary to produce social change in our complex world, such that no single approach – strategic, emergent or otherwise – enjoys a monopoly of method."
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Tags: Cari Tuna, Congress, homelessness, Juleanna Glover, learning differences, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, Philanthrocapitalism, philanthropy, President Barack Obama, Republican, silicon valley, social impact, Social Innovation News, the wall street journal, America Forward Coalition, Prison, Social Problem Solving, Strategic Philanthropy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, understood.org, venture philanthropy, Alliance Magazine, federal dollars, policy innovation, Catalytic Philanthropy, Dustin Moskovitz, George W. Bush, Understood Journey