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Take 5: "Working to Save Music Education" and More

Posted by Admin on Sep 21, 2017 1:31:34 PM


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

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Tags: citizenship, education, Edutopia, improvement, music, opprtunity youth, outcomes, performance, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, activism, Amplify Blog, Arts, Civics, Early Learning, learning, Take 5, Third Sector Capital, WIOA

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

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY June/July 2016

Posted by America Forward on Jul 14, 2016 1:27:06 PM


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

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Tags: Appropriations Committee, Bi-Partisan, California, Chicago, Congress, corporation for national and community service, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, House, House floor, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, Indiana, Jaymi Light, John Delaney, Katharine Abraham, Kim Wallin, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Nicole Truhe, NOFA, Orrin Hatch, Patty Murray, Paul Ryan, Pay For Success, Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, President Barack Obama, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Senate, Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education s, social impact, TANF, Tennessee, Allison Orris, America Forward Coalition, American Institutes of Research, Amplify Blog, Congressman Delaney, Department of Justice, DOJ, Dr. Bruce Meyer, Dr. Hilary Hoynes, Dr. Jeffrey Liebman, Dr. Latanya Sweeney, Dr. Paul Ohm, Dr. Robert Groves, Dr. Robert Hahn, Dr. Sherry Glied, Early Learning, Evidence-Based Policy Network, L-HHS-Ed bill, Michael Bennett, Mitch McConnell, New Mexico, Ron Haskins, Sam Aigner-Treworgy, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Third Sector Capital Partners, Todd Young, U.S. House, U.S. House of Representatives, United Way of Anchorage, University of Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Xan Fishman

Presidential 2016: Performance-Based Leadership - The Future of Pay for Success

Posted by America Forward on Jun 21, 2016 12:17:27 PM


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 70+ 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 Caroline Whistler, Co-Founder and Co-President of Third Sector Capital Partners, about performance-based leadership, unlocking and accessing data, and leveraging evidence to facilitate the development of meaningful policy change.

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Tags: Caroline Whistler, homelessness, Pay For Success, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, Presidential, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Federal Budget and Appropriations Process: Evidence and Innovation

Posted by America Forward on Apr 14, 2016 12:12:43 PM



The following post was written by, Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships at America Forward, and Nicole Truhe, Director of Government Affairs at America Forward.

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Tags: ARPA-ED, corporation for national and community service, education, Health and Human Services, housing, InformED, Innovation, Institute of Education Sciences, Justice, Juvenile Justice, Pay For Success, Performance Partnership, Personalized Learning, president, Republicans, Research, Second Chance Act Program, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Commerce, Democrats, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, EIR, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, transportation, Urban Development, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Take 5: "Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 24, 2015 3:16:16 PM


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

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Tags: Charleston, Disabled, Duke, Durham N.C., Grades, Improve Grades, Innovate, K-12, Nashville, New Tools, Pennsylvania State University, President Barack Obama, Seattle, Shruti Sehra, social innovation, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Americans with Disabilities Act, Amplify Blog, Anniversary, Disabilities, Emanuel AME Church, Emotional Health, getting smart, New School Development, New Schools, Social Problem Solving, Spiritual Health, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Happy Anniversary WIOA!

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jul 24, 2015 11:23:24 AM


Just one year ago, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. This transformative and innovative piece of legislation made significant changes to our federal workforce and job training programs. As America Forward noted at the time of its passage, WIOA was the first major update to the workforce development system since 1998. America Forward was directly involved in developing, advocating for, and ensuring its ultimate passage. Below we recap our '10 Greatest Hits of WIOA’ and share the steps that have been taken since passage of the Law on its first anniversary.

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Tags: bipartisan, Community Service, Congress, education, Governors, Job Training, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM, Pay For Success, President Barack Obama, Secondary School, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Anniversary, Congressional, Department of Labor, Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, venture philanthropy, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, YouthBuild

Social Innovation Fund Releases 'State of the Pay for Success Field' Report

Posted by Admin on May 6, 2015 3:05:59 PM


Today, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Corporation for National and Community Service released State of the Pay for Success Field: Opportunities, Trends, and Recommendations, an important new resource for organizations and policymakers who are involved, or wish to be involved, in this powerful new approach to funding and scaling high-impact solutions to our nation's biggest social challenges.

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Tags: New Profit, Pay For Success, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Social Innovation Fund, Thoughts and Approaches, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, corporate for national and community service

America Forward: Top 5 Issue Updates

Posted by Sarah Duarte on May 5, 2015 5:26:47 PM


Here are the top 5 things America Forward and the America Forward Coalition are working on right now.

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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, NPRM, Pay For Success, Reimagine Learning Fund, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Patty Murray, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Early Learning, esea, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Presidential, Save the Children, The American Enterprise Institute, The Departments of Labor and Education, WIOA, Workforce, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Take 5: "Rethinking How Students Succeed" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Apr 10, 2015 9:58:51 AM


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Tags: Elementary and Secondary Education Act, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, senator lamar alexander, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Disabilities, esea, First Generation Students, Senator Patty Murray, TedX, The New York Times, Torrie Dunlap, U.S. Department of Education, WIOA, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act