Pay for Success

America Forward’s Vision for the Future of Pay for Success

By America Forward Policy Director Roger Low Today, the Stanford Social Innovation Review published “The Evolving Promise of Pay for Success,” a piece co-written by Sindhu Lakshmanan, a senior investment associate at Living Cities, a Pay for Success (PFS) investor; Caroline Whistler, co-founder and CEO of Third Sector, a PFS advisor; and me detailing the current state of the PFS
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, December 2018

Jessica Crawford Director, Coalition Engagement and Communications America Forward Lee Foley America Forward Policy Adviser Capitol Hill Partners Pay for Success and evidence-based programs, projects, and policies have been designed to address a large range of issues, including early childhood education, workforce development, homelessness, recidivism, and child welfare. The following brief includes federal, state, and local updates on significant policy
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Pay for Success Arrives in Career & Technical Education

Signed into law this summer, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act - also known as Perkins V - includes a number of provisions that promote innovation, modernization and the alignment of workforce skills with labor-market needs (see our full summary here). Notably, the legislation also includes the first-ever federal authorization of Career and Technical Education
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, August 2018

The following post includes an update on significant policy and practice-related efforts that are of interest to the Pay for Success and evidence-based community. If you have additional information or resources you would like to see included in future State of Play posts, please email the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org. Federal Updates: America Forward and its Pay for Success
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The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: Overview of America Forward’s Priorities

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Senate passed the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. All indications are that, with the likely passage and enactment of the Strengthening Career and Technical
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy, May 2018

The following post includes an update on significant policy and practice-related efforts that are of interest to the Pay for Success and evidence-based community. If you have additional information or resources you would like to see included in future State of Play posts, please email the America Forward team at America_Forward@newprofit.org. Federal Updates: America Forward and its Pay for Success
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Practice to Policy: Early Interventions to End Chronic Homelessness

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Embracing Continuous Innovation to Improve Outcomes in our Communities

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting their outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Shows Promising Housing Stability Outcomes In First Year

Every day social innovators and social innovation organizations across the country are measurably impacting communities and individuals. This Practice to Policy blog series lifts up the voices of the more than 70 organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition and our broader social innovation network by highlighting outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why these
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Practice to Policy: The Top 10 Ways America Forward has Shaped Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy in 10 Years

This year, America Forward celebrates 10 years of collective advocacy work. As we celebrate this important milestone and lay the foundation for what the next 10 years hold, we are chronicling the impact that America Forward and our Coalition of 70 organizations have had using our practical experiences to shift federal policy to reward results, incentivize innovation, catalyze cross-sector partnerships,
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