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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: AmeriCorps Drives Success

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: Moving America Forward With Evidence and Innovation

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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Presidential 2016: When High School Students Realize that College is Possible, Everything Changes

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 more than 70 social innovators and their solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems, as well as examples of how this
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Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation and Evidence in Education Funding

The following blog post was written by Lexi Barrett, Policy Director, America Forward. In the coming weeks, Congress will consider final funding decisions for programs across the federal government. In a time of limited resources, members of Congress will weigh the merits of each program and decide which will stay, which will grow, and which will shrink or disappear. When
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Moving America Forward: Market-Able America

On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring
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#CollegeOpportunity Day of Action

Yesterday, leaders in the realm of education joined the President, First Lady, and Vice-President at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. This event is part of the President's plan to expand access to opportunity in America by preparing students for and to graduate from college. Some of New Profit's grantee partners --College Possible, College Advising Corps, iMentor and
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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: NEW PROFIT: New Profit Blog: President Obama Signs Critical Workforce Legislation America Forward and the America Forward Coalition applaud President Obama and Congress for working together on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. "Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Workforce
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Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 5/8/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Bloomberg: Goldman’s Bullish on Boston Bloods Staying Out of Jail A look at the MA Juvenile Justice Pay for Success initiative and Roca, the Initiative's service provider. "The beauty of social-impact bonds, adherents say, is that everyone wins. States and municipalities get prevention programs that they might not otherwise be willing
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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: NEW PROFIT: FORTUNE: Trust the private sector, not Washington, to get job training right With Washington's job training being recognized as an "expensive, bureaucratic, ineffective mess", the private sector is taking the lead on workforce development. America Forward's Senior Policy Advisor, Shirley
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