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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: Senate Easily Passes Workforce Development Act

The below blog post is from Deborah Smolover and the team at America Forward, a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to reauthorize the $3 billion Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the nation’s principal workforce development law that funds state and local workforce initiatives and provides a comprehensive
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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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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
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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.
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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
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We’re Hiring: Policy Director at America Forward

We are seeking a Policy Director for America Forward! A nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit, America Forward unites policymakers with innovators leading results-driven organizations, to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. The Policy Director will be responsible for generating, developing, and implementing (in close collaboration with the
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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
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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,
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America Forward Responds to NYTimes’ David Brooks

Below, Deb Smolover and Shirley Sagawa of America Forward respond to David Brooks' most recent New York Times column. "In his most recent New York Times column, David Brooks called on President Obama to build an "Opportunity Coalition," eschewing the stalemated legislative atmosphere in Washington to form a "bipartisan groups of mayors, business leaders, legislators, activists and donors into permanent
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