Organizations

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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Take 5: “Thinking Differently About 2015” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify: 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
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#CollegeOpportunity Day of Action

Yesterday, leaders in the realm of education joined the President, First Lady, and Vice-President at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. This event is part of the President's plan to expand access to opportunity in America by preparing students for and to graduate from college. Some of New Profit's grantee partners --College Possible, College Advising Corps, iMentor and
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Take 5: “Whatever Happened to ‘We, The People…'” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: The New York Times: How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? "Educational institutions and services remain the second biggest beneficiaries of philanthropy in the country, after religious organizations, but little of the money flows to community colleges, the mostly public institutions
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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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Wall Street Journal highlights Pay for Success and Third Sector Capital Partners

“What if there were a way to solve the country's most intractable social problems—homelessness, crime or inequities in education, for example—without putting taxpayer money at risk? There might be.” A couple of days ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article that addresses Pay For Success, a new innovative financing tool for social impact. Pay for Success allow government to
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The 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps

This piece was authored by Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Smolover of America Forward. When the first AmeriCorps members took their oath to “get things done for America,” neither national service nor the idea of social innovation was widely known or understood. Twenty years later, while not necessarily a household name, AmeriCorps is well known among college students looking for their
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 7/15/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Inside Philanthropy: The Bezos Family Foundation is All About Education. Here's What They're Doing "As the Bezos Family Foundation has ramped up, its investments have fallen into three main categories: Early Learning, Excellence in K-12 Education, and Youth Leadership and Engagement... On K-12, the foundation has invested in a number of
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Friday Wrap Up: New Profit and its Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week: AMERICA FORWARD: 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 earlier today and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress.
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/22/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: New Profit: 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 earlier today and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress. WIA was last updated the year that Google was
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