Uniting social entrepreneurs and policymakers.

Transforming local impact into national change.

About Us

America Forward is a nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit, a national venture philanthropy fund that seeks to break down the barriers between all people and opportunity in America. America Forward unites social entrepreneurs with policymakers to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. We lead the America Forward Coalition, a network of more than 100 social innovation organizations that foster innovation, identify more efficient and effective solutions, reward results, and catalyze cross-sector partnerships in education, early childhood, workforce development, youth development, and poverty alleviation.
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Policy Solutions

From America Forward: A Policy Playbook from 100+ Social Innovators to Advance Equity and Opportunity in America

UNITED TO MOVE AMERICA FORWARD…

is a policy briefing book intended for candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who are committed to harnessing the power of government to increase opportunity, advance equity, and achieve sustainable change in America. The transformational policy ideas presented in this playbook stem from the groundbreaking work of over 100 social innovators leading results-driven organizations that are solving America’s biggest problems in communities across the country every day.

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Recent News

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (10/13)
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — September & October 2021
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (10/6)
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From Twitter

With Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote, the Senate has confirmed Catherine Lhamon 51-50 to be the top civil rights official at the U.S. Department of Education.

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/senate-confirms-catherine-lhamon-to-civil-rights-post-kamala-harris-casts-decisive-vote/2021/10

"This scholarship has been life-changing for me" - that says it all! 10,000 Degrees is honored to partner again with @utahjazz for another season - every win = a win for our students. https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1450839974270492672

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🗣 Run it back!

We are extending the #jazzscholarship program for the 2021-22 season ❤️

https://www.nba.com/jazz/scholarship

This brief provides ten steps that #childwelfare and #family support leaders and their communities can take to advance a family #evictionprevention plan. Click here to learn more about the ten things communities are doing now to prevent family evictions: https://www.csh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CSH-10-Ways-to-Prevent-Family-Evictions-2021.pdf

News: Today, ED released a new resource – “Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health” – to enhance the promotion of mental health and social & emotional well-being among children and students: https://go.usa.gov/xMtpJ [ 🧵 1/7]

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