workforce development

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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Reflecting on the #EvidenceinAction Movement

Earlier this year, America Forward launched a blog series entitled Evidence in Action. The launch of this series coincided with the important discussion taking place in Federal government around the evidence and impact of current federal programs and ideas about how to change how and where we allocate our limited federal resources. Through this series, our goal was to elevate
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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: 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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Shifting From Any Job to Job Quality: Innovating Workforce Development for Today’s Economy

With a new Administration and the 115th Congress in place, America Forward remains committed to championing innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our most pressing social problems. Through our Coalition of more than 70 social innovation organizations, America Forward will continue to advance our collective priorities in the areas of education, workforce development, early learning, poverty alleviation, public health, Pay
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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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Seven Students the Next Congress Needs to Meet

The following post was written by America Forward Manager Sarah Groh,. This year, America Forward traveled across the nation to meet students striving to succeed in post-secondary. From Ohio to Pennsylvania to Nevada, we heard powerful stories of persistence and resilience. Without a doubt, many of our assumptions about Today’s Students are wrong. Those striving to earn post-secondary degrees are more diverse
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Moving America Forward: Countdown to Election Day

The following post was written by America Forward Government Affairs Director Nicole Truhe. Only five days until the almost 150 million Americans who are registered to vote cast their ballot for who they want to serve as the 45th President of the United States along with a myriad of other federal, state and local positions that will collectively influence policies impacting
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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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Presidential 2016: Social Innovators Play a Vital Role in Addressing our Nation’s Most Pressing Challenges

Thanks to the persistence of social innovators across the country, every day we see strategies that are working and delivering results in a rapidly changing world. This ongoing blog series will highlight the voices of our Coalition of 70+ social innovators and their innovative solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems as well as examples of how this powerful
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