Organizations

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/8/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Bloomberg: Goldman’s Bullish on Boston Bloods Staying Out of Jail A look at the MA Juvenile Justice Pay for Success initiative and Roca, the Initiative's service provider. "The beauty of social-impact bonds, adherents say, is that everyone wins. States and municipalities get prevention programs that they might not otherwise be willing
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 4/28/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: LIFT Blog: Why Serving A Year Is A Big Deal: A Guest Post by Our Partners at ServiceNation Tim Smith, Director of Online Engagement at ServiceNation brings awareness to LIFT's Serve A Year campaign, and explains the importance of spreading a new spirit to our nation: "Through this campaign, we’ve been
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Take 5: “5 Years Later: Grading Washington on National Service” and more

Take 5! Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today: ServiceNation: 5 Years Later: Grading Washington on National Service ServiceNation and Voices for National Service released a report yesterday marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The piece focuses on three areas in which leaders in Washington have failed
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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: NEW PROFIT: FORTUNE: Trust the private sector, not Washington, to get job training right With Washington's job training being recognized as an "expensive, bureaucratic, ineffective mess", the private sector is taking the lead on workforce development. America Forward's Senior Policy Advisor, Shirley
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Take 5: “Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up” and more

Here's five interesting #SocInn links we're clicking on today: Boston Magazine: Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up “Nearly 7 million young Americans lack the skills or education to get a job that will pull them out of poverty. But with the formation of the nonprofit Year Up, Gerald Chertavian has created a solution that’s steering thousands
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Take 5: “What to do when healthcare isn’t enough” and more

Here are five interesting social innovation links we are clicking on today: American Public Media's Marketplace: What to do when healthcare isn't enough (AUDIO & TEXT) "How can doctors keep people healthy when they have almost no control over what happens outside the four walls of the hospital? It’s the edge of the healthcare world." That is where Health Leads comes in to
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6 New Profit Organizations, 8 America Forward Coalition Members Join ServeAYear.org Campaign

Six New Profit investments have joined the just-launched ServeAYear.org campaign. They are part of eighteen of the country’s leading non-profit organizations that have come together today in a campaign led by ServiceNation. "The campaign aims to inspire millions of Americans to serve by enlisting the voices of prominent leaders from both political parties, the entertainment industry, digital partners, major companies,
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5 Questions on Criminal Justice Reform

Reforming America’s criminal justice system and advancing efforts to break cycles of incarceration in low-income communities would positively impact almost every other social challenge we face, from education to workforce development and public health. In particular, these efforts could improve opportunities for young men of color, who are disproportionately represented in the prison system and painfully absent from their families
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