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Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Support: Impact Beyond Launch

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Since its authorization as a federal program, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has focused on finding and growing the most promising solutions to our nation’s most pressing social challenges. The original model of the SIF, known as SIF Classic, is focused on directing federal resources (matched 1:1
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Evidence in Action: Climbing the Ladder of Evidence to Create Results for All Students

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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Using Pay For Success to Improve Youth Outcomes: A Review of Third Sector Capital Partner’s First Cohort of SIF Sub-Recipients

The following guest blog post was written by Coalition Organization Third Sector Capital Partners. Less than 10 years ago, the phrase Pay for Success was virtually unknown in most circles—particularly government circles. Though a seemingly simple concept, an approach to contracting for services where payments from governments (or other end-payers interested in supporting the achievement of measurable outcomes related to
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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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State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, July 2017

We are now more than half way through the year and 2017 continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal, state and local levels, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new initiatives being developed that bring a greater focus on and use of evidence,
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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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Evidence in Action: Scaling A Program That Stops Diabetes In Its Tracks

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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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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Evidence in Action: Connecting Workforce Innovation Fund Evaluation Results to the Implementation of WIOA

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 advancing effective interventions in communities across the country, elevates the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems, and describes the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to developing
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