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Evidence in Action: Jumpstart Transforms Young Children’s Lives Through Proven Program

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 for our country’s most
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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: 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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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, February/March 2017

The following post was written by America Forward's Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Over the last two years, the Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice space have advanced considerably because of both federal and local interest in and support of the effort. Congress and the former Administration advanced legislation and funding opportunities to support the study and implementation
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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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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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STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

STATE OF PLAY: PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY

The Corporation for National & Community Service Spotlights New Profit’s Pathways Fund

Recently, the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) featured New Profit's Pathways Fund in a blog post highlighting the work the Fund has done since 2010 when it became a part of the CNCS Social Innovation Fund's (SIF) inaugural class. Through partnership with SIF, the Pathways Fund has been able to make great strides in pursuit of its goal to strengthen
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Statement Commending President Obama for Leadership on Social Innovation

The following is a statement from Vanessa Kirsch, Founder and CEO of New Profit, and Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and Managing Partner at New Profit. On the occasion of Jonathan Greenblatt’s stepping down as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP), New Profit and America Forward commend Jonathan, President Barack Obama,
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