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Practice to Policy: New Federal Budget Package Has Big Wins For Kids

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Historic Day for Evidence-Based Policymaking

In the midst of the political rancor and partisan bickering surrounding how to fund our federal government, key Congressional staffers and advocates were working to ensure that important evidence-based programs and policies made it into whatever bill emerged from this most recent budget and funding debate. Though it all seemed to happen so quickly, with introducing, amending, and voting taking
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America Forward Applauds Passage of Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policies Included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the U.S. Congress’ passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on Friday, February 9, 2018: “Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. Congress for including and approving critical Pay for Success and evidence-based provisions as a part of H.R. 1892 as amended by S. 1930, the
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America Forward Stands with DACA Recipients

With a critical deadline approaching, America Forward urges Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement that supports our Dreamers. As a network of our nation’s leading social innovators and entrepreneurs, serving communities across our country, we know firsthand that Dreamers play a critical role in strengthening our communities and moving America forward. We believe in the potential of all young people,
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Practice to Policy Blog Series

As part of America Forward's 10th Anniversary celebration, our Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these solutions must be reflected in our federal policies.
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Tax Reform Law Resources

President Trump signed the Tax Reform Law into law on December 22, 2017. Below are a number of America Forward network resources that provide details about how the law impacts the nonprofit sector. Please contact the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org with additional questions about the law. Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits [National Council
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, December 2017

At the beginning of the year, we ushered in a new President and a new Congress and it was unclear what these changes might mean for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. It is clear now as we wrap up 2017 that this movement—reorienting policy and funding to what works—is showing no sign of slowing down. It has
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#CDC7Words: Evidence-Based Policymaking Should Not Be Forbidden

In an article written in the Washington Post on Friday, December 15, it was reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was told not to use specific words in their Fiscal Year 2019 budget request to be sent to the Office of Management and Budget. Among this list of seven ‘forbidden’ words was evidence-based and science-based. It
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Evidence in Action: Measuring the Effects of Bottom Line – a College Access and Completion Program

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: The Power of the NYC Leadership Academy’s Aspiring Principals Program

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 to highlight 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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