Posts By: America Forward

America Forward Coalition: Responding to COVID-19 in Communities Across the Country

America Forward is proud to share this catalog of ongoing work in response to the COVID-19 crisis by America Forward Coalition members in communities across the country. This compilation highlights a broad range of nonprofits and social entrepreneurs across the America Forward Coalition and provides a snapshot of how these innovative, results-driven organizations are adapting and working tirelessly to serve their communities
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/8)

A statement from America Forward and New Profit: At this deeply painful time in America, I am reaching out to share a statement that New Profit/America Forward released this week about police brutality and the longstanding systemic inequities and injustice we see in stark relief all around us. Uniting our voices in collective advocacy for policies that combat systemic racism,
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America Forward Statement: Justice in Policing Act of 2020

"Addressing the legacy of systemic racism, inequity, oppression, and unequal access to justice requires bold federal action. As a Coalition of over 100 high impact organizations working in 15,000 communities across the country to advance equity, increase opportunity, and achieve sustainable change, we recognize the urgent need for congressional action to end police brutality. America Forward believes the Justice in Policing
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Black Lives Matter

At this deeply painful time in America, I am reaching out to share a statement that New Profit/America Forward released this week about police brutality and the longstanding systemic inequities and injustice we see in stark relief all around us. Uniting our voices in collective advocacy for policies that combat systemic racism, advance equity, and expand opportunity has never been more
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AF Coalition Members Step up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 6)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/26)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Paycheck Protection Program Updates This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation changing the terms of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which have created obstacles for some small businesses/nonprofits seeking relief under the forgivable loan
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AF Coalition Members Step up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 5)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/18/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act Last week, House Democrats released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, their proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. It provides approximately $3 trillion in total funding. The
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AF Coalition Members Step Up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 4)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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America Forward’s Vision for the Future of Pay for Success

By America Forward Policy Director Roger Low Today, the Stanford Social Innovation Review published “The Evolving Promise of Pay for Success,” a piece co-written by Sindhu Lakshmanan, a senior investment associate at Living Cities, a Pay for Success (PFS) investor; Caroline Whistler, co-founder and CEO of Third Sector, a PFS advisor; and me detailing the current state of the PFS
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