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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/18/20)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act Last week, House Democrats released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, their proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. It provides approximately $3 trillion in total funding. The
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AF Weekly Tip Sheet: COVID Policy and Advocacy (5/11/2020)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update related to COVID-19 relief and recovery legislation. Funding for Workforce Training and Stabilization  Last week, Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced H.R. 6646, the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, authorizing $15 billion for workforce training infrastructure and career and technical education in response to COVID-19. A section by
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Practice to Policy: Aligning Our Federal Workforce Policy with the Needs of Opportunity Youth

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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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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A Job Training Initiative The Trump Administration Should Support

The following post was written by Jonathan Hasak, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Coalition organization Year Up, a national nonprofit organization with 18 sites across the country. A Job Training Initiative The Trump Administration Should Support was originally published in the Forbes Grads of Life Voice on June 14, 2017. Donald Trump was elected president, in part, because
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Evidence in Action: A Twitter Conversation about #EvidenceinAction

Just over a week ago, America Forward hosted a Twitter chat. Under the hashtag #EvidenceinAction, over 50 individuals and organizations held a virtual conversation about the programs that best help communities tackle our most seemingly intractable problems and how federal policies can help to test and scale up these interventions to measurably improve people’s lives. In the weeks before the
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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: Five Stories of Evidence Delivering Results in the Workforce System

America Forward’s Evidence in Action blog series highlights the voices of social innovation organizations, including those in the America Forward Coalition and our network partners, 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. Follow along on Twitter using #EvidenceinAction to
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Evidence in Action: Expanding Access to Opportunity Through Work-Based Education Programs

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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PRESS RELEASE: America Forward Releases New Presidential Policy Agenda on Social Innovation