Posts By: America Forward

SOTU Cheat Sheet From America Forward

Last night, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address, which focused heavily on income inequality, education, and strengthening the middle class. Below are selected highlights of the speech from America Forward, a nonpartisan initiative of New Profit that advocates for public policy to catalyze social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The Republican response was given by Sen. Joni
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Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. Releases Application for Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Competition

Winners will receive technical assistance services from Third Sector to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success projects  America Forward and New Profit are partnering with Third Sector Capital Partners, a pay for success advisory firm, on their $1.9M Social Innovation Fund award to explore and expand Pay for Success across the country. Today, Third Sector launched the first of two open competitions
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Boston Globe Op-Ed Highlights Pay For Success

On Sunday, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy published an op-ed in the Boston Globe highlighting the great potential of Pay for Success. As Congressman Kennedy points out, Pay for Success initiatives garner significant bipartisan support and harness the ability to deliver measurable outcomes while saving taxpayers millions of dollars. New Profit has long understood the potential of Pay for Success, serving as a grantor
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America Forward Part of Team That Will Receive New Social Innovation Fund Grant

America Forward, the nonpartisan policy arm of New Profit, is excited to announce today that it will be a partner in a first-of-its-kind “Pay for Success” grant program from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Pay for Success (PFS)  is an innovative approach to financing social service programs that holds the potential to greatly improve
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America Forward Adds Lexi Barrett and Nicole Truhe to America Forward Policy Team

America Forward is pleased to announce that Lexi Barrett and Nicole Truhe have joined our team in Washington, D.C.  Lexi Barrett joins America Forward as its new Policy Director. Lexi previously served at the White House on the Domestic Policy Council as a Senior Policy Advisor on Education and helped shape and advance President Obama's early education and K-12 education
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Speaker Boehner Joins Bipartisan Congressional Signing of WIOA Bill

Looking forward to signing this #bipartisan job training bill this morning before sending to the President’s desk. pic.twitter.com/vgu426qXkW— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) July 11, 2014 Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was joined by bipartisan Members of Congress to formally sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and
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10 Greatest Hits from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (#WIOA)

Yesterday, Congress passed legislation that would help people gain more of the skills they need to succeed in today's workforce. You read that right. The House approved the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by a landslide, following overwhelming Senate passage of the bill a few weeks ago. This bipartisan, bicameral bill will make federal workforce assistance programs more efficient,
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America Forward Applauds House Passage of WIOA, Urges President to Sign Into Law

  Statement from America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy initiative, on the passage of WIOA: America Forward applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to reauthorize the $3 billion Workforce Investment Act (WIA) earlier today by a vote of 415 to 6.   Passage by the House follows passage by the
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Webinar: Join us June 3rd for “Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue”

If you work in an organization meeting the needs of at risk communities, chances are you’ve encountered issues of childhood hunger without even knowing it. Join us on June 3rd at 2pm EDT via webinar for America Forward’s second policy briefing of the year entitled“Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue” to find out the ways child hunger impacts your
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America Forward Commends Congress for Workforce Legislation Announcement, Urges Swift Passage

  America Forward applauds the bicameral, bipartisan agreement on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization deal announced yesterday and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress. WIA was last updated the year that Google was incorporated (1998) and it is noteworthy that in this challenging political environment that legislators are coming together to recognize the importance of
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