Achievements

America Forward achieves major wins to advance priorities in the areas of education, workforce development, and Pay for Success.

2016

To date, America Forward and our Coalition members have driven millions of federal resources to achieve measurable results, including $1.5 billion in federal funding towards social innovation.

December 2015

America Forward worked closely with Congress to ensure the passage of and shape key elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act to ensure the new Law catalyzes cross-sector partnerships, rewards results, spurs innovation, supports learner-centered systems, pushes forward on accountability and transparency, and ensures our teachers and school leaders have the tools necessary to support all students.

October 2015

America Forward launches its 2016 Presidential engagement efforts with the release of its Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential Presidential Briefing Book

July 2014

America Forward was directly involved in developing, advocating for, and ensuring the ultimate passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which included, for the first time in federal Law, provisions incentivizing Pay for Success.

2013

America Forward launches its Pay for Success Policy Task Force.

2012

America Forward launches its Workforce Development Task Force

2011

America Forward launches its Education Task Force

2009

Two landmark initiatives New Profit and America Forward were instrumental in supporting - The White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the Social Innovation Fund - launch

2010

The Corporation for National Service (CNCS) awards first round of grants from the Social Innovation Fund.

2009

America Forward plays a lead role in shaping and advocating for passage of the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to expand national service programs

2008

America Forward connects with the Presidential candidates during the 2008 election cycle

2007

America Forward launches