Solutions to our nation’s most pressing social problems
Our Policy Principles:
America Forward unites innovative, high-impact organizations with policymakers to identify, catalyze, and support effective and innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing social problems in the areas of education, workforce development, and Pay for Success and evidence-based policy. We believe in three core principles to propel America Forward:
Reward what works
Social programs should focus on results, recognizing the important roles of innovation, measurement, and competition.
Recognize that organizations matter
Strong organizations, not government regulations, create the excellent programs that deliver results.
Reach across sectors
Government should foster social entrepreneurship, engage the private sector, and leverage nonprofit and for-profit action.
Our Federal Policy Priorities:
America Forward advances on these core principles by:
Shaping federal legislation
Shape and ensure effective implementation of critical federal policies and programs in education and workforce development.
Advancing Pay for Success
Support Pay for Success and other results-oriented innovative funding strategies through the legislative and regulatory process.
Improving access to and use of data and evidence
Promote policy solutions that increase access to data, engage all sectors, and invest in what works.
Increasing opportunities for National Service
Advance national service for all Americans and support the growth of social enterprise.