Social Innovation News

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/23/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today. Today, they're all recent posts written by New Profit team members on here on our blog!/strong> America Forward Executive Director Deborah Smolover, on America Forward's reponse to the WIA deal announced Wednesday. Managing Partner Kim Syman on the NationSwell "Big Bets" series, born at the Gathering of Leaders, that premieres this
More

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.
More

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
More

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 yesterday and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress. WIA was last updated the year that Google was incorporated (1998) and it is noteworthy that in this challenging political environment that legislators are coming together to recognize the importance of
More

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
More

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
More

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
More

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
More

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
More

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,
More