America Forward Coalition

Reflecting on the #EvidenceinAction Movement

Earlier this year, America Forward launched a blog series entitled Evidence in Action. The launch of this series coincided with the important discussion taking place in Federal government around the evidence and impact of current federal programs and ideas about how to change how and where we allocate our limited federal resources. Through this series, our goal was to elevate
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Shifting From Any Job to Job Quality: Innovating Workforce Development for Today’s Economy

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, America Forward will continue to advance our collective priorities in the areas of education, workforce development, early learning, poverty alleviation, public health, Pay
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America Forward’s Five Commitments for the Next Administration on the Eve of Inauguration

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, America Forward Manager. We are on the eve of a new Administration, a new President, and a new approach in government, and with this comes a lot of questions – questions about our nation’s path forward; questions about federal policy priorities; and questions about the influence of Washington’s newest crop of power players.
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Seven Students the Next Congress Needs to Meet

The following post was written by America Forward Manager Sarah Groh,. This year, America Forward traveled across the nation to meet students striving to succeed in post-secondary. From Ohio to Pennsylvania to Nevada, we heard powerful stories of persistence and resilience. Without a doubt, many of our assumptions about Today’s Students are wrong. Those striving to earn post-secondary degrees are more diverse
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy December 2016

It has been an extremely productive year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy in this second and final session of the 114th Congress. A number of pieces of legislation, as well as amendment and budget authorities, have been introduced, reauthorized, or funded on a bicameral and bipartisan basis this year. In this end of the year wrap-up of our
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Part Two: Lifting Up Policy Ideas for the Next Administration and the Next Congress

The following post was written by America Forward Managers Juanita Tolliver and Sarah Groh. Since Election Day, the America Forward Coalition has been hard at work conducting outreach and further developing a strong set of priorities we urge Congress and the next Administration to move on. With alignment now between the party at the helm of the White House and
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A Look Back At America Forward On The 2016 Campaign Trail

The following post was written by America Forward Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jessica Crawford. America Forward celebrates its ninth anniversary this year. Launched during the last open Presidential election cycle, America Forward works to unite social entrepreneurs with policymakers and advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country's most pressing social problems. America Forward
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Part One: Lifting Up Policy Ideas for the Next Administration and Next Congress

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Over a year ago, America Forward launched its 2016 Presidential campaign engagement effort to promote the best ideas and most effective approaches to address the biggest challenges facing our nation. Our community of social entrepreneurs shaped these ideas that are focused on ways for policymakers to scale
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Moving America Forward: Countdown to Election Day

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Only five days until the almost 150 million Americans who are registered to vote cast their ballot for who they want to serve as the 45th President of the United States along with a myriad of other federal, state and local positions that will collectively influence policies impacting
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Presidential 2016: LIFT – Helping Americans Realize Big Dreams & Better Futures

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series highlights the voices of our Coalition of more than 70 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful
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