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America Forward Launches Advocacy Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators

First-of-its-kind effort aims to strengthen the voice of community-based problem solvers in local, state, and federal policy December 13, 2019 (Washington, D.C.): America Forward has announced the launch of its new Advocacy Institute to empower social entrepreneurs, social innovation organizations, and their constituents to more effectively engage in critical policy debates at the local, state, and federal level.  The launch
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America Forward Statement: Encouraging Action by the House Education and Labor Committee on the College Affordability Act

This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, by a vote of 28-22, passed H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Below is America Forward's statement on this step of the reauthorization process: “America Forward is encouraged by the work of the House Committee on Education and Labor to advance the
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America Forward’s Vision for the Future of Pay for Success

By America Forward Policy Director Roger Low Today, the Stanford Social Innovation Review published “The Evolving Promise of Pay for Success,” a piece co-written by Sindhu Lakshmanan, a senior investment associate at Living Cities, a Pay for Success (PFS) investor; Caroline Whistler, co-founder and CEO of Third Sector, a PFS advisor; and me detailing the current state of the PFS
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Want to Deepen Civic Engagement & Strengthen Communities? Support National Service

By Deborah Smolover. Deborah Smolover is a Managing Partner of New Profit and Executive Director of America Forward.  Lately, an idea close to the hearts of many social innovators is gaining traction among Democratic primary candidates: scaling national service.  Within the past few months, Mayor Pete Buttigeig released a policy proposal to build a network of 1 million paid service
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