Policy

Coalition Spotlight: Jumpstart Endorses House Democrat Aim Higher Act to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act

Coalition organization Jumpstart works toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. The following post, Jumpstart Endorses Aim Higher Act, was published on Jumpstart’s website on July 25, 2018, and details the importance of this legislation to Jumpstart and other America Forward partner and Coalition organizations. Please contact Jumpstart’s Vice President of Policy & Government Relations,
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Practice to Policy: The Top 10 Ways America Forward Has Shaped Workforce Development 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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Practice to Policy: Support for Home Visiting is a Bipartisan Victory for Families

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 the outcomes-based solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and why
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Practice to Policy: Educators Urge Students to Stay In Class, Not Cuffs

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: New Federal Budget Package Has Big Wins For Kids

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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Historic Day for Evidence-Based Policymaking

In the midst of the political rancor and partisan bickering surrounding how to fund our federal government, key Congressional staffers and advocates were working to ensure that important evidence-based programs and policies made it into whatever bill emerged from this most recent budget and funding debate. Though it all seemed to happen so quickly, with introducing, amending, and voting taking
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America Forward Applauds Passage of Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policies Included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Members of the America Forward Coalition issued the following statement on the U.S. Congress’ passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on Friday, February 9, 2018: “Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud the U.S. Congress for including and approving critical Pay for Success and evidence-based provisions as a part of H.R. 1892 as amended by S. 1930, the
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America Forward Stands with DACA Recipients

With a critical deadline approaching, America Forward urges Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement that supports our Dreamers. As a network of our nation’s leading social innovators and entrepreneurs, serving communities across our country, we know firsthand that Dreamers play a critical role in strengthening our communities and moving America forward. We believe in the potential of all young people,
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Practice2Policy: The Top 10 Ways America Forward Has Shaped Education Policy in 10 Years

This year, America Forward celebrates 10 years of collective advocacy work.  Since our inception, America Forward has been inspired by and grounded in our Education Task Force's work in classrooms, districts, and communities across the nation. As we look back at 10 years together, here are the top 10 ways America Forward has shaped education policy over the past decade
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Practice to Policy Blog Series

As part of America Forward's 10th Anniversary celebration, our 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 these solutions must be reflected in our federal policies.
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