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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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Practice to Policy: The WIOA Pay For Performance Win And Its Impact On The Workforce System

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: 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: SIPPRA: Little Known Legislation with Big Implications

As I wrote recently, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contained much more than just funding levels for government programs this fiscal year and budget caps for future funding debates. Sprinkled throughout the legislation was evidence-based language and new evidence-based authorities that have the possibility of transforming the provision of human and social services. As one metric of the importance
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Key to Success in Pay for Success: Data, Data, Data

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Last year, a federal commission began studying how data that the government already collect can be used to improve government programs and policies. The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking was the creation of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), who are long-time champions of data
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Early Wins and Challenges in Implementing WIOA Pay-for-Performance to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth

The following is a piece co-authored by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director at America Forward and Celeste Richie, Director at Third Sector Capital Partners. Early Wins and Challenges in Implementing WIOA Pay-for-Performance to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth chronicles the successes and challenges from Third Sector Capital Partner's second Social Innovation Fund cohort's work studying the implementation of the Workforce Innovation
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Lessons for Providers Interested in Pay for Success

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe and Third Sector Capital Partners Senior Associate Joshua Reed-Diawuoh. With the launch of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success (SIF PFS) program, new funding was available to resource both feasibility assessment and project construction support activities (for more information on PFS feasibility, construction, and launch
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Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Support: Impact Beyond Launch

The following blog post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Since its authorization as a federal program, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has focused on finding and growing the most promising solutions to our nation’s most pressing social challenges. The original model of the SIF, known as SIF Classic, is focused on directing federal resources (matched 1:1
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Using Pay For Success to Improve Youth Outcomes: A Review of Third Sector Capital Partner’s First Cohort of SIF Sub-Recipients

The following guest blog post was written by Coalition Organization Third Sector Capital Partners. Less than 10 years ago, the phrase Pay for Success was virtually unknown in most circles—particularly government circles. Though a seemingly simple concept, an approach to contracting for services where payments from governments (or other end-payers interested in supporting the achievement of measurable outcomes related to
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Evidence in Action: Strengthening Workforce Development through Pay for Performance

Thanks to the persistence of social entrepreneurs across the country, 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 the more than 70 social innovation organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition, the results-driven solutions our community has for our country’s most
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