social innovation

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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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy December 2016

It has been an extremely productive year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy in this second and final session of the 114th Congress. A number of pieces of legislation, as well as amendment and budget authorities, have been introduced, reauthorized, or funded on a bicameral and bipartisan basis this year. In this end of the year wrap-up of our
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Presidential 2016: Student Organizers Leading the Way in Battleground States

The following post was written by America Forward Manager, Sarah Groh. With three weeks until the 2016 election, America Forward’s 18 Today’s Student Organizers are on the ground in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida mobilizing students, and generating a powerful dialogue about the barriers today’s college students face. Today’s students are more diverse than ever across every dimension - 75% of
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America Forward Congratulates the Newly Appointed Members of the Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking

“Members of the America Forward Coalition congratulate the newly appointed members of the bipartisan, cross-sector Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Created by legislation introduced and led by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), this important Commission is tasked with identifying practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in
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#NPGathering16: The America Forward Story

We're counting down to the 2016 Gathering of Leaders in California on March 23-24! Follow us here and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for live updates. One of our mantras at the Gathering of Leaders is: Collaboration is nothing without action. By bringing together leading social entrepreneurs and their counterparts from other sectors, our aim is to foster dialogue and
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Building Blocks for Learning

The following post was written by Pamela Cantor, M.D. and K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Ph.D. Adversity does not just happen to children, it happens inside them, through the biological mechanism of stress. It impacts health, behavior, and how they learn. For those familiar with toxic stress, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a study published in Pediatrics earlier this month
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Pay for Success in the Spotlight and Up for Debate

The Pay for Success (PFS) approach to driving resources to, and better outcomes from, social programs has been covered a lot on this blog. New Profit is a strong supporter of the PFS movement through our investment in the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative (MAPFS) and America Forward's advocacy efforts to build bipartisan support for the approach among policymakers. Recently, a number of pieces in the
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America Forward: New Report Hails Social Innovation Fund Progress

The following post is by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs. As we've noted many times on this blog and across our website, policy change is a critical part of New Profit's recipe for scaling innovative social solutions, alongside investing and community building. At America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm, we are working every day to change public
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America Forward Statement in Support of Pay for Success Congressional Leaders

The following statement is from America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm. America Forward applauds those members of Congress who are leading on the effort to initiate, replicate, and expand Pay for Success and the use of evidence and outcomes when making federal policy and budget decisions. In particular, we commend those Representatives and Senators who are co-sponsoring the Social
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