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Connecting Opportunity Youth to First Jobs and Meaningful Career Pathways By Sangeeta Tyagi, President, YouthBuild USA

On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. Over the next week, America Forward will
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YouthBuild: Creating Opportunities, Reducing Poverty, Through Scaling What Works

This blog post was written by Dorothy Stoneman, Founder and CEO of YouthBuild. Just a few days after unrest and frustration erupted in Ferguson in the immediate wake of the killing of Michael Brown, the young people and leaders of YouthBuild St. Louis went into Ferguson with a message:  We are here to help clean up today, and long term
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Take 5: “Opportunity Lost or Gained?” and more…

Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward: State of Play on Pay For Success Policy "America Forward, New Profit’s policy arm, recently brought together almost 60 organizations and thought leaders interested in the growing Pay for Success movement to provide an update on current federal legislative activity and discuss prospects for
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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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Take 5: “If You Could Build Any School, What Would You Build?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit: America Forward: Expanding Focus of Pay For Success in Early Learning "Earlier this week America Forward had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd annual Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors Conference. The event, co-hosted by Institute for Child Success, an America Forward Coalition member, and Ready Nation,
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Take 5: “Time to Upgrade from the Walkman in Education” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: 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." Read more about their amazing work
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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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Take 5: “Overcoming Poverty’s Damage to Learning” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward: Statement Applauding Senate Committee Passage of the Every Child Achieves Act "Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for passing the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
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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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Take 5: “Where Have All The Teachers Gone?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Educators 4 Excellence: Creative Core: How the Common Core supports the arts and where growth is needed "As Governor Cuomo’s educational plans are hotly debated by teachers across New York, in many ways the heart of the conversation is the role of the Common Core standards in our educational future.
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