Posts By: America Forward

Inspiration at Roca’s 10th Annual Breakfast

[caption id="attachment_9374" align="alignnone" width="2439"] Roca participant Trevor Gayle receives the Vichey Phuong Peace Award at Roca's 10th Annual Breakfast.[/caption] This blog post was written by Sam Hiersteiner, New Profit's Communications Director. Roca, a New Profit grantee and partner in the landmark Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative, is working to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty in America
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Take 5: “What Is Community Anyway?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward's Big #EdPolicy Day on Capitol Hill "America Forward, New Profit’s policy arm, has been actively involved in recent debate around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the future of education and learning in America. Last week, America Forward brought together a great group
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Take 5: “Another Chance for Teens” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward: Top 5 Issue Updates "Here are the top 5 things America Forward and the America Forward Coalition are working on right now." The New York Times: Another Chance for Teens "The conventional wisdom among social scientists is that there’s little payoff in investing in troubled
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America Forward: Top 5 Issue Updates

Here are the top 5 things America Forward and the America Forward Coalition are working on right now. Education: This Thursday, May 7th, the America Forward Education Task Force and Reimagine Learning Policy Working Group will head to Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers and their staff and advocate on our collective Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) priorities. Learn
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America Forward: Expanding Focus of Pay for Success in Early Learning

[caption id="attachment_9230" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Left to Right: Nicole Truhe of America Forward, Chris Ellis of United Way of Salt Lake, Gary Glickman of Accenture, Jeremy Keele of University of Utah Policy Innovation Lab and Bryan Boroughs of Institute for Child Success presenting a panel entitled: Policy and Legislative Issues for Early Childhood PFS.[/caption] Earlier this week America Forward had the
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America Forward Builds Momentum for Education, Pay for Success

It has been a busy couple of weeks for New Profit's policy arm, America Forward, which advocates for innovative public policy that leads to better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. Above photo: Youth workers from Roca, a New Profit grantee dedicated to reducing recidivism, speak with a young program participant. Last week, America Forward was deeply engaged as the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor
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America Forward Hard at Work on ESEA

New Profit's policy arm, America Forward, has been a leader in advocating for more innovative public policy that leads to better outcomes and more efficient use of public resources. Case in point: last year's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), one of the very few pieces of legislation passed in overwhelming bipartisan fashion by Congress and signed by the President in
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Statement from America Forward: Applauding the Appointment of David Wilkinson as the New Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit. On the occasion of David Wilkinson’s appointment as the new Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, America Forward and New Profit commend President Barack Obama, and committed partners across the Obama Administration and Congress,
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Statement from America Forward: Congress Should Pass ESEA Pay for Success Amendment

Below is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy initiative. "America Forward commends Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) for the introduction of their amendment to H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, to make Pay for Success initiatives an allowable use of funds for States and
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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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