Take 5: "Bedtime Stories for Young Brains" and more...

Posted by Admin on Aug 18, 2015 4:27:35 PM

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

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Tags: Bedtime Stories, Bill Gates, Brains, Dr. Pamela Cantor, Girls Of Color, Internet, Latinos, Learning Difference, learning differences, Martha's Vineyard, Microsoft, MindShift, NoticeAbility, NPR, Paul Allen, Pediatric Primary Care, Perri Klass, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, Teaching Software, African-Americans, American Academy of Pediatrics, Amplify Blog, black girls code, Code Camp, coding, Dean Bragonier, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Dyslexia, GatesNotes, Jesse Jackson, Technology, The New York Times, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Vanessa Kirsch and Dean Bragonier talk Dyslexic Superpowers

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Aug 18, 2015 10:26:43 AM

Yesterday marked the last day of an incredible journey. Dean Bragonier, a valued member of the New Profit community and founder of NoticeAbility, spent this summer swimming 50 miles around Martha's Vineyard to raise awareness for Dyslexia. Bragonier, a dyslexic himself, is dedicated to raising awareness of dyslexia and those who have it. His latest effort in this area takes the form of the new organization NoticeAbility, a nonprofit that creates dyslexic-friendly learning tools for middle school-aged children.

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Tags: Learning Difference, learning differences, NoticeAbility, Amplify Blog, Dean Bragonier, Dyslexia, LD, New Profit Staff, Vanessa Kirsch

The Time is Now to Fix Our Criminal Justice System

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 20, 2015 11:30:37 AM

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

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Tags: John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Nicole Truhe, President Barack Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Cory Booker (D-NJ), Criminal Justice Reform, Edward M. Kennedy Institute and Coalition for Publ, Prisoners, Vanessa Kirsch

Welcoming Two Outstanding New Board Members and Our New CFO

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 7, 2015 1:10:29 PM

New Profit has added two extraordinary leaders – Valerie Mosley, Chairwoman of Valmo Ventures, and John Rice, Founder and CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) – to its board of directors. In addition, Gail Franck, who has wide-ranging executive experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, recently joined New Profit’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.

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Speaking Out on Criminal Justice Reform

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 26, 2015 2:25:34 PM

Last week, New Profit's Founder and CEO Vanessa Kirsch published a blog post reflecting on inequality of justice and opportunity in America and unveiling our plans to launch a major initiative targeting criminal justice reform. In the piece, she said:

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Take 5: "Holding Schools Responsible for Addressing Childhood Trauma" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 20, 2015 4:39:55 PM

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Tags: Capitol Hill, Childhood Trauma, Independent Sector, John W. Gardner Leadership Award, Michael Brown, National Employment Law Project, NPR, Posse Foundation, Poverty, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Summit, Deloitte, Detroit Zoological Society, Minimum Wage, National Association of School Psychologists, RightStep Innovation Prize, Ron Kagan, the chronicle of philanthropy, The Washington Post, Vanessa Kirsch

Deloitte Awards RightStep Innovation Prize

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on May 20, 2015 9:47:36 AM

New Profit's signature collaboration with Deloitte has helped nearly 50 innovative nonprofits achieve scale and greater impact over the last 15 years. Our shared values and vision for transformative social impact have been the foundation for a unique and enduring relationship, and we were thrilled to support Deloitte's RightStep Innovation Prize, which was designed to help scale the next cutting edge approach in education.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond12, collaboration, education, iMentor, New Profit, Organizations, Pathways Fund, philanthropy, Posse Foundation, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Accelerator Program, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Summit, Deloitte, Monitor Institute, RightStep Innovation Prize, Strive for College, Technology, uAspire, Vanessa Kirsch

Take 5: "61 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education, Many Schools Remain Separate And Unequal" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 19, 2015 5:07:57 PM

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Tags: brian moore, Brown v. Board of Education, Chronic Homelessness, Compton Unified School Districts, freddie gray, Hokki Stool, MindShift, Social Innovation News, ADHD, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Criminal Justice Reform, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Vanessa Kirsch

LinkedIn: Thinking Differently About Baltimore by Vanessa Kirsch

Posted by Vanessa Kirsch on May 19, 2015 2:07:19 PM

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Tags: altimore, #blacklivesmatter, brian moore, Florida, freddie gray, LinkedIn, my brother's keeper, President Barack Obama, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, CJS, Cleveland, Criminal Justice Reform, Ferguson, New York, Thinking Differently, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

CEO Reflections: Vanessa Kirsch on Baltimore, the Movement for Change and Criminal Justice System Reform

Posted by Vanessa Kirsch on May 19, 2015 10:19:33 AM

I’m writing in reflection of what has happened in Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Florida and so many other communities across America. Our thoughts continue to be with the families – from Freddie Gray’s in Baltimore to Brian Moore’s in New York and far too many others – that have been touched by recent tragedy. Their pain is a constant reminder that we can and must do better in addressing the inequality of justice and opportunity in communities across America.

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Tags: announcements, black lives matter, #blacklivesmatter, brian moore, freddie gray, New Profit, Nicole Truhe, Pathways Fund, Pay For Success, proof of hope, Roca, Roca Inc., social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Criminal Justice Reform, Deborah Smolover, Tulaine Montgomery, Vanessa Kirsch