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Reflecting on the #EvidenceinAction Movement

Earlier this year, America Forward launched a blog series entitled Evidence in Action. The launch of this series coincided with the important discussion taking place in Federal government around the evidence and impact of current federal programs and ideas about how to change how and where we allocate our limited federal resources. Through this series, our goal was to elevate
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Evidence in Action: Evidence as Better Way to End Poverty

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 that are advancing 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
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Evidence in Action: From Innovation to Impact

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 problems, and the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to scaling the impact of this work.  Today, in America Forward’s latest Medium Article, Evidence in Action: From
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Evidence in Action: Five Stories of Evidence Delivering Results in Education

[caption id="attachment_17346" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Education Dive[/caption] 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
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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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America Forward’s Five Commitments for the Next Administration on the Eve of Inauguration

The following post was written by Juanita Tolliver, America Forward Manager. We are on the eve of a new Administration, a new President, and a new approach in government, and with this comes a lot of questions – questions about our nation’s path forward; questions about federal policy priorities; and questions about the influence of Washington’s newest crop of power players.
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Part One: Lifting Up Policy Ideas for the Next Administration and Next Congress

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Over a year ago, America Forward launched its 2016 Presidential campaign engagement effort to promote the best ideas and most effective approaches to address the biggest challenges facing our nation. Our community of social entrepreneurs shaped these ideas that are focused on ways for policymakers to scale
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Moving America Forward: Countdown to Election Day

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Only five days until the almost 150 million Americans who are registered to vote cast their ballot for who they want to serve as the 45th President of the United States along with a myriad of other federal, state and local positions that will collectively influence policies impacting
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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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