WIOA

State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, September 2017

Coming off August recess and summer vacations, Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice efforts at the federal and state level have not let up. This year continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal level, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new
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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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State of Play: Pay for Success & Evidence-Based Policy, July 2017

We are now more than half way through the year and 2017 continues to be an incredibly active year for Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. At the federal, state and local levels, new policies are being introduced and implemented and we are seeing new initiatives being developed that bring a greater focus on and use of evidence,
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Evidence in Action: Connecting Workforce Innovation Fund Evaluation Results to the Implementation of WIOA

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 advancing effective interventions in communities across the country, elevates the results-driven solutions being advanced to help solve our most pressing social problems, and describes the evidence-based federal programs that are critical to developing
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A Call to Action: Advocating for Critical Programs & Partnerships in the Federal Budget

By Sarah Groh Across the nation, social innovation organizations are delivering results. They know what it takes to support our most vulnerable learners, build lasting pipelines for today’s students to and through a post-secondary education, and help individuals currently out of the workforce into meaningful living wage employment. The challenge is not finding evidence-based solutions to these and other pressing
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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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Evidence in Action: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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 to our country’s most pressing social
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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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The Role of the Social Innovation Fund in the Evidence-Based Policy Movement

The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director, America Forward At America Forward, we believe that innovation and evidence are needed in order to more effectively address our country’s most pressing social problems. From both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there has been similar rhetoric that data and evidence should be used to develop policy, allocate budgets, and
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State of Play: Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy June/July 2016

The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward’s Director of Government Affairs. America Forward held its bi-monthly Pay for Success and Evidence-Based Policy Network call at the end of June to discuss the current “State of Play” in Pay for Success and evidence-based policy and practice. This post reflects the major updates provided on the call and additional
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