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#NPGoL: Video Testimonials

Posted by Admin on Feb 22, 2017 10:49:33 AM



The 2017 Gathering of Leaders is almost here! Leading up to our annual convening March 1-2 in Atlanta, we’ll be sharing some of last year’s standout moments and lessons.

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Tags: Caroline Altman Smith, Charles Best, DonorsChoose.org, Jeff Walker, KIm Syman, MDG Health Alliance, New Profit, #NPGoL, Primed to Perform, Amplify Blog, Early Learning Fund, Gathering of Leaders, Gerald Chertavian, LINDSAY McGREGOR, Marco Davis, NEEL DOSHI, Sangeeta Tyagi, The Kresge Foundation, Tulaine Montgomery, venture philanthropy, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

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

Presidential 2016: The Power of a Service Year

Posted by America Forward on Sep 6, 2016 2:01:51 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 the more than 70 organizations in the America Forward Coalition, 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 Shirley Sagawa, CEO and President of Service Year Alliance, about how service year programs can solve problems at scale, improve educational and employment opportunities, and connect Americans and diverse communities.

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Tags: aspen institute, Aspen Institute Franklin Project, Building Bridges Coalition, Campus Compact, Citizen Schools, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, Joplin Tornado, National Conference on Citizenship, National Peace Corps Association, Reading Partners, Service Year, Service Year Alliance, Shirley Sagawa, Teach For America, The Corps Network, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, America's Service Commissions, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, City Year, College Possible, Gen. Stan McChrystal, Malaria, Peace Corps, Voices for National Service, YouthBuild USA

Presidential 2016: Leveraging Policy to Address the Needs of Today’s Students

Posted by America Forward on Jun 2, 2016 12:58:13 PM





The following post was written by Jessica Crawford, America Forward Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sarah Groh, America Forward Manager

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Tags: Beyond 12, Congress, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, president, Sarah Groh, ADHD, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Dyslexia, Federal Funding, Financial Aid, Jessica Crawford, Single Stop, YouthBuild USA

#AdvanceEquity: Full Gathering 2016 Videos

Posted by Admin on May 6, 2016 8:20:26 AM




The 12th annual Gathering of Leaders on March 23-24 was an extraordinary example of what can happen with honesty and collaboration, building upon the “Equity. Inclusion. Impact.” dialogue that we started last year. From the moving kickoff video to the heartfelt reflections at the end, we captured every moment. We're now excited to share with you the full videos from our inspiring sessions confronting the question that drives our work in this sector: How do we advance equity for all?

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Tags: Aimee Eubanks, Avik Roy, BLCKSHP, Braven, Caroline Whistler, Charles Best, CHRISTOPHER GERGEN, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Fund for Shared Insight), Heather McGhee, Innovate Public Schools, Jeff Walker, Jeff Wetzler, JEN PORTER ANDERSON Reset Foundation, JERRY O’DWYER, JESÚS GERENA, JOANNA BURLESON, JOE MALONEY, Juleanna Glover, Jumpstart, JUSTIN STEELE, Kerry Sullivan, KIM DEMPSEY, kiva, Lance Fors, Locust Street Group, MARCUS SHELBY, MARITZA LEAL, Mark Edwards, Maslow Development Inc., Matt Hammer, Mauricio Lim Miller, MELINDA TUAN, Monique Rizer, MORA SEGAL, Myra Jones-Taylor, NAIMA SHALHOUB, NAVJEET BAL, New Teacher Center, Nicole Truhe, #NPGathering16, Opportunity Nation, Pam Cantor, Peter Sims, Primed to Perform, RAMONA SHEWL, RENUKA KHER, Shirley Sagawa, social innovation, Teach For America, The Achievement Network, Tipping Point Community, Adam Foss, Amplify Blog, anet, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Brittany Packnett, Dana O'Donovan, DAVE WILKINSON, Deloitte, Demos, DERWIN DUBOSE, DERWIN SISNETT, Deval Patrick, Donors Choose, Elisabeth Stock, Family Independence Initiative, Forward Impact, Gathering of Leaders, Generosity Network, Google.org, LIFT, LINDSAY McGREGOR, Maria Peña, Michelle Rhone-Collins, Monitor Institute, NAILA BOLUS, NEEL DOSHI, New Majority Community Labs, PowerMyLearning, PREMAL SHAH, Sangeeta Tyagi, Social Sector, The Gathering of Leaders, The Kresge Foundation, Third Sector Capital Partners, Transcend, Turnaround for Children, Upstream USA, VEDETTE GAVIN, YouthBuild USA

Presidential 2016: Reopening Pathways & Engaging Young People in Creating Solutions

Posted by America Forward on Apr 27, 2016 10:32:54 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 70+ social innovators and their innovative 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 Sangeeta Tyagi, President of YouthBuild USA, one of our Coalition organizations, about Global YouthBuild Day, and the power of reopening pathways and engaging young people in creating solutions.

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Tags: Clinton, Kasich, Low-Income Communities, Opportunity Youth, social innovation, #AFPresidential16, America Forward Coalition, Presidential, Sangeeta Tyagi, South Africa, St. Louis, YouthBuild USA, Deginald Nevils, Martin Luther King Jr. Global YouthBuild Day, Nelson Mandela

#NPGathering16: Agenda and Speaker Highlights

Posted by Admin on Mar 21, 2016 6:21:01 PM



The 2016 Gathering of Leaders has arrived! Follow us here and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for live updates.

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Tags: Aimee Eubanks, Avik Roy, BLCKSHP, Braven, Caroline Whistler, Charles Best, CHRISTOPHER GERGEN, Elisa Villanueva Beard, Fund for Shared Insight), Heather McGhee, Innovate Public Schools, Jeff Walker, Jeff Wetzler, JEN PORTER ANDERSON Reset Foundation, JERRY O’DWYER, JESÚS GERENA, JOANNA BURLESON, JOE MALONEY, Juleanna Glover, Jumpstart, JUSTIN STEELE, Kerry Sullivan, KIM DEMPSEY, kiva, Lance Fors, Locust Street Group, MARCUS SHELBY, MARITZA LEAL, Mark Edwards, Maslow Development Inc., Matt Hammer, Mauricio Lim Miller, MELINDA TUAN, Monique Rizer, MORA SEGAL, Myra Jones-Taylor, NAIMA SHALHOUB, NAVJEET BAL, New Teacher Center, Nicole Truhe, Opportunity Nation, Pam Cantor, Peter Sims, Primed to Perform, RAMONA SHEWL, RENUKA KHER, Shirley Sagawa, social innovation, Teach For America, The Achievement Network, Tipping Point Community, Adam Foss, Amplify Blog, anet, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Brittany Packnett, Dana O'Donovan, DAVE WILKINSON, Deloitte, Demos, DERWIN DUBOSE, DERWIN SISNETT, Deval Patrick, Donors Choose, Elisabeth Stock, Family Independence Initiative, Forward Impact, Gathering of Leaders, Generosity Network, Google.org, LIFT, LINDSAY McGREGOR, Maria Peña, Michelle Rhone-Collins, Monitor Institute, NAILA BOLUS, NEEL DOSHI, New Majority Community Labs, PowerMyLearning, PREMAL SHAH, Sangeeta Tyagi, Social Sector, The Kresge Foundation, Third Sector Capital Partners, Transcend, Turnaround for Children, Upstream USA, VEDETTE GAVIN, YouthBuild USA

HELP BREAK DOWN BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY

Posted by Admin on Dec 1, 2015 4:44:03 PM


It’s that time of year again, the season of giving, and what better way to kick it off than participating in Giving Tuesday? Several of our amazing New Profit portfolio organizations are participating today. Check them out and consider making them part of your Giving Tuesday donations:

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Tags: education, First Place for Youth, FoodCorps, Health Leads, iMentor, KIPP, Organizations, Peace First, Roca, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, AVANCE, College Advising Corps, College Summit, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, First Place, Giving Tuesday, LIFT, peer health exchange, Single Stop, Turnaround, Turnaround for Children, venture philanthropy, YouthBuild USA

PRESS RELEASE: America Forward Releases New Presidential Policy Agenda on Social Innovation

Posted by Admin on Oct 15, 2015 2:00:58 PM


America Forward, a network of over 70 of America’s most innovative and results-oriented organizations, today released Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential, a new Presidential briefing book. Moving America Forward contains fresh and disruptive ideas for policymakers and the current slate of presidential candidates who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond 12, Corrections System, Cross Sector Collaboration, education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Homeless, Incarcerated, Innovation, Jail, Mental Health, Mental Health Problems, Molly Baldwin, New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Pay For Success, Policy Director, Recidivism, Roca, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, Data, Education System, esea, Federal College Access, Global Economy, Lexi Barrett, Policy, Policymakers, Private Sector, Rehabilitation, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Social Sector, S&R Foundation, Substance Abuse, Technology, uAspire, Unemployed Youth, venture philanthropy, Washington DC, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Year Up, YouthBuild USA

YouthBuild: Creating Opportunities, Reducing Poverty, Through Scaling What Works

Posted by Admin on Sep 24, 2015 10:05:57 AM


This blog post was written by Dorothy Stoneman, Founder and CEO of YouthBuild.

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Tags: District of Columbia, DOL, John Kerry, Michael Brown, Mile High Conservation Corps, Organizations, Service Corps, America Forward Coalition, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, City of Ferguson, College, Denver, Department of Labor, Dorothy Stoneman, Ferguson, head start, Markle Foundation's Rework America, Peace Corps, St. Louis, US Department of Labor, US Virgin Islands, venture philanthropy, Xavier Jennings, YouthBuild, YouthBuild USA