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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

Take 5: #SocInn News Links: 7/15/14

Here’s five interesting #SocInn links we’re clicking on today: Inside Philanthropy: The Bezos Family Foundation is All About Education. Here's What They're Doing "As the Bezos Family Foundation has ramped up, its investments have fallen into three main categories: Early Learning, Excellence in K-12 Education, and Youth Leadership and Engagement... On K-12, the foundation has invested in a number of
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Friday Wrap Up: New Profit Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit portfolio organizations made this week: CURRENT PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATIONS: Forbes: Solving The Talent Crisis: The Case For A Collaborative Approach Forbes highlights the need for collaborative partnerships to solve the talent crisis and the opportunity divide, as evidenced by the great work of Year Up. "From the perspective of talent
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Friday Wrap Up: New Profit and its Portfolio Orgs Making the News This Week

Here's a wrap-up of just some of the news New Profit and its portfolio organizations made this week: AMERICA FORWARD: America Forward Commends Congress for Workforce Legislation Announcement, Urges Swift Passage "America Forward applauds the bicameral, bipartisan agreement on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization deal announced earlier today and urges the swift passage of final WIA legislation in Congress.
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