Deborah Smolover

America Forward: Pay For Success Work in “The Hill”

With the 2016 election cycle well underway, the America Forward coalition is leveraging the opportunity to lift up innovative work in the social sector. Through bi-partisan outreach America Forward is urging the next President to look to breakthrough work happening at the community level to scale up solutions. taking the opportunity to bring organizations working on our country’s most pressing
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America Forward Tweetstorms ESSA Passage

Yesterday, the Senate passed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), paving the way for President Obama to sign the most important piece of education legislation of the last decade (see America Forward's statement here). America Forward's staff and leaders from the 70+ innovative organizations in the America Forward Coalition worked incredibly hard over the last year to help shape
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America Forward Applauds Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Bipartisan bill reauthorizes Elementary and Secondary Education Act, improving K-12 Education WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 8, 2015 – The America Forward Coalition and America Forward's Executive Director, Deborah Smolover, issued the following statements today after the Senate passed a bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and improve K-12 education. The legislation
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Results for America and America Forward: Federal Evidence-Based Innovation Funds Are Improving Outcomes

At a Capitol Hill Briefing, Results for America & America Forward Showcase How Federal Innovation Funds Are Using Evidence and Evaluation to Improve Communities WASHINGTON – Results for America (RFA) and America Forward today hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on advancing the use of evidence and evaluation to fund innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing challenges. The briefing focused
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In the News: New Profit’s Latest Hits on Powerful Solutions, Transformative Ideas

Interested in receiving all of our newsletters? Sign up at the bottom right corner of our homepage. At this critical moment of opportunity to break through on some of America's toughest social challenges, New Profit's leadership team has been raising its collective voice in the media to highlight promising solutions and foster new dialogue about transformative ideas. Here are a
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Statement Applauding Damian Thorman, New Social Innovation Fund Director

The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit, and Tulaine Montgomery, Partner, New Profit's Pathways Fund. New Profit and America Forward applaud the appointment of Damian Thorman as Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF). This appointment reaffirms the Obama Administration’s commitment to
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CEO Reflections: Vanessa Kirsch on Baltimore, the Movement for Change and Criminal Justice System Reform

I’m writing in reflection of what has happened in Baltimore, New York, Ferguson, Cleveland, Florida and so many other communities across America. Our thoughts continue to be with the families – from Freddie Gray’s in Baltimore to Brian Moore’s in New York and far too many others – that have been touched by recent tragedy. Their pain is a constant
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America Forward Builds Momentum for Education, Pay for Success

It has been a busy couple of weeks for New Profit's policy arm, America Forward, which advocates for innovative public policy that leads to better outcomes and more efficient use of resources. Above photo: Youth workers from Roca, a New Profit grantee dedicated to reducing recidivism, speak with a young program participant. Last week, America Forward was deeply engaged as the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor
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Statement from America Forward: Applauding the Appointment of David Wilkinson as the New Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit. On the occasion of David Wilkinson’s appointment as the new Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, America Forward and New Profit commend President Barack Obama, and committed partners across the Obama Administration and Congress,
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Take 5: “Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting!” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: EdSurge: Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting! "In terms of buzz amongst educators, blended learning ranks right up there with the adoption of Common Core and Jon Stewart stepping down from the Daily Show. But with so much buzz, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
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