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Lessons for Providers Interested in Pay for Success

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe and Third Sector Capital Partners Senior Associate Joshua Reed-Diawuoh. With the launch of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success (SIF PFS) program, new funding was available to resource both feasibility assessment and project construction support activities (for more information on PFS feasibility, construction, and launch
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Evidence in Action: Age is Not a Barrier to Civic Engagement

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social
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Evidence in Action: Serving Freedom

Every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations and spotlights effective interventions in communities across the country and evidence-based policy and practice leaders to elevate both the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems and to
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Evidence in Action: Forging a New Path: Using Pay for Success to Build Career Pathways for Underserved, High-Need Youth

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social
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A Job Training Initiative The Trump Administration Should Support

The following post was written by Jonathan Hasak, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Coalition organization Year Up, a national nonprofit organization with 18 sites across the country. A Job Training Initiative The Trump Administration Should Support was originally published in the Forbes Grads of Life Voice on June 14, 2017. Donald Trump was elected president, in part, because
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Medium: Evidence-Based Policymaking is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Today, April 4, America Forward is launching its Evidence in Action blog series. This series will highlight the voices of the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this
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Half the FAFSA: Cutting the Red Tape to Postsecondary Student Aid

With a new Administration and the 115th Congress in place, America Forward remains committed to championing innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our most pressing social problems. Through our Coalition of more than 70 social innovation organizations and our network of partners, America Forward will continue to advance our collective priorities in the areas of education, workforce development, early learning,
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Two opportunities for PFS to add value to federal programs

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe and Bryan Boroughs, General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs at Coalition organization the Institute for Child Success, and was originally featured on the Urban Institute's blog. Pay for success (PFS) is not the only tool in the toolkit for driving federal, state, and local government funding
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