Social Innovation News

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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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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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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Social Innovation Fund Releases ‘State of the Pay for Success Field’ Report

Today, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Corporation for National and Community Service released State of the Pay for Success Field: Opportunities, Trends, and Recommendations, an important new resource for organizations and policymakers who are involved, or wish to be involved, in this powerful new approach to funding and scaling high-impact solutions to our nation's biggest social challenges. SIF is for social innovation
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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: “Beyond Education Wars” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward: Top Five ESEA Highlights "Last Thursday, April 16th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the Every Child Achieves Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Every Child Achieves Act represents an important step forward toward a
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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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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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Take 5: “Innovation Leadership in Schools” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward's Thursday ESEA Update "This week marks the beginning of new energy and action around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (‪ESEA‬)." Click here to get updates about new developments in the ESEA so far. Stanford Social Innovation Review: Leveling the Internship Field "In Boston, a
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