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AF Coalition Members Step up During the COVID-19 Crisis (Vol. 5)

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, America Forward Coalition organizations are working tirelessly to connect students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, and advocates with critical tools, information, and resources.  Every week, we’ll be highlighting a few examples of the vitally important work being done by the members of the America Forward Coalition. If your organization has resources, an announcement,
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Focusing on Critical Programs and Partnerships in the Federal Budget

By America Forward Policy Director Jacek Pruski With the President’s budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) now proposed, and its substantial cuts to nondefense discretionary spending detailed, Congress will now begin the process of determining how to fund the federal government for FY18. At America Forward, we have always advocated for bipartisan, results-oriented policies that leverage innovation, evidence, and public-private partnerships
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Evidence in Action: 10 Ways City Year AmeriCorps Members #MakeBetterHappen

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: Five Stories of How National Service is Delivering Results

America Forward’s Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations, including those in the America Forward Coalition and our network partners, the results-driven solutions our community has to our country’s most pressing social problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this work. Follow along on Twitter using #EvidenceinAction to
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Helping students stay on track: What we are learning about leveraging early warning indicators to make data-driven decisions that support student success

The following guest blog post was written by Jim Balfanz, President of America Forward Coalition Organization, City Year. At City Year, we believe in young people. We believe that every child has the potential to succeed and that a high-quality education is one of the most direct and powerful ways to unlock that potential and open up pathways to opportunity.
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Presidential 2016: National Service – Something We Can All Agree On

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 will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this powerful
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America Forward’s Big #EdPolicy Day on Capitol Hill

Webinar: Join us June 3rd for “Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue”

If you work in an organization meeting the needs of at risk communities, chances are you’ve encountered issues of childhood hunger without even knowing it. Join us on June 3rd at 2pm EDT via webinar for America Forward’s second policy briefing of the year entitled“Why Ending Child Hunger is an Education, Workforce, and Public Health Issue” to find out the ways child hunger impacts your
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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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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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