Posts By: Sam Hiersteiner

#NPGathering16: The America Forward Story

We're counting down to the 2016 Gathering of Leaders in California on March 23-24! Follow us here and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for live updates. One of our mantras at the Gathering of Leaders is: Collaboration is nothing without action. By bringing together leading social entrepreneurs and their counterparts from other sectors, our aim is to foster dialogue and
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America Forward: Statement on Passage of the Student Success Act

The following statement is from America Forward, the nonpartisan policy arm of New Profit.  “On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). America Forward is grateful that the House has made an important step in advancing ESEA reauthorization this year. In particular, we commend
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America Forward: New Report Hails Social Innovation Fund Progress

The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs. As we've noted many times on this blog and across our website, policy change is a critical part of New Profit's recipe for scaling innovative social solutions, alongside investing and community building. At America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm, we are working every day to change public
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America Forward Will Brief Congress on Pay for Success on 6/18

The following post is by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director at America Forward.  The Pay for Success (PFS) movement is growing, thanks to committed social innovators who are looking to shake up the status quo, build dynamic cross-sector partnerships, and drive resources to higher-impact social solutions. As I noted in a recent blog post, policymakers in Washington are becoming more
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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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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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