Uniting social entrepreneurs & policymakers

transforming local impact into national change

About Us

America Forward is a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit, a national venture philanthropy fund that seeks to break down the barriers between all people and opportunity in America. America Forward unites social entrepreneurs with policymakers to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. We lead the America Forward Coalition, a network of more than 70 social innovation organizations that foster innovation, identify more efficient and effective solutions, reward results, and catalyze cross-sector partnerships in education, early childhood, workforce development, youth development, and poverty alleviation.
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Policy Solutions

Advancing and implementing education policies that support states, communities, schools, and their nonprofit partners’ efforts are critical in accelerating improvements that can expand opportunity, achievement, and success for all students.

Employers need and want a well-trained, motivated, diverse workforce at every level, from frontline to executives. To meet this need demands that we rethink the way we invest public resources as well as learn from what is identified to work and expand upon that work to enable students, youth, and adults from all backgrounds to succeed economically.

By paying for success, governments have the ability to support high-impact service providers; drive resources to effective social programs; and track outcomes, not just outputs, for individuals and communities. This structure helps government to more effectively and efficiently provide services to those in need.

FEATURED

America Forward Applauds Introduction of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
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State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, September 2017
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America Forward Evidence in Action Blog Series
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