Social Innovation News

Take 5: “Solving the World’s Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Huffington Post: Solving the World's Biggest Problems Takes Ensembles, Not Soloists Jeffery Walker of The Generosity Network on the importance of focusing on bringing together the teams of organizations and individuals that must collaborate to address problems. He mentions New Profit as an example of an organization that has recognized
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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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Take 5: “Investing in Leadership to Accelerate Philanthropic Impact” and more…

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: New Profit Blog: The 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps In the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps, Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Smolover of America Forward demonstrate how AmeriCorps has played a significant role not only in providing the human capital needed to help families lift themselves out of poverty, but also
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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: “Education Drives Expanded Access to Opportunity in the U.S.” and more…

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Huffington Post: Education Drives Expanded Access to Opportunity in the U.S. Managing Director of Opportunity Nation, Russel Krumnow, takes a look at how dramatic gains in education have propelled overall growth in access to opportunity over the past four decades, "helping to offset economic downturns such as the Great Recession. This
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 7/22/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: New Profit Blog: President Obama Signs Critical Workforce Legislation America Forward and the America Forward Coalition applaud President Obama and Congress for working together on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. "Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which will help millions of Americans
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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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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 6/27/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Opportunity Nation Blog: Bipartisan WIOA Passes Senate The bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which includes a Pay for Success option and other key provisions, passed in the Senate in a 95-3 vote: “This represents tremendous progress for all of us and our work. WIA has been in sore
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America Forward Op-Ed on TheHill.com: ‘Pay for Success’ Could Change the Way Government Works

"Enabling local authorities to tie funding to results for a portion of their formula funds and supporting state efforts to assist them is important for several reasons. First, it means that at least some scarce federal dollars will be paid out only when results are achieved, ensuring that these funds go to programs that work and not to those that
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Webinar: Join us June 3rd for “Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue”

If you work in an organization meeting the needs of at risk communities, chances are you’ve encountered issues of childhood hunger without even knowing it. Join us on June 3rd at 2pm EDT via webinar for America Forward’s second policy briefing of the year entitled“Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue” to find out the ways child hunger impacts your
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