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 advance equity, 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

Biden-Harris Administration Signals Critical Focus on Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
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America Forward Congratulates Shirley Sagawa on Confirmation to AmeriCorps Board of Directors
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up – July 2022
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From Twitter

The recent executive actions announced by @POTUS and @VP reflect a growing awareness that holistic, trauma-informed approaches must be a fundamental element of our education system - and speak to the need for continued advocacy. https://www.americaforward.org/biden-harris-administration-signals-critical-focus-on-youth-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

Students & employers want to explore non-degree pathways—but there's some work to be done to expand awareness.

Check out this coverage in @HigherEdDive of findings from our new resource with @JFFTweets: https://www.highereddive.com/news/nondegree-pathways-interest-employers-and-gen-z-but-they-still-view-them/629108/

New Profit has 4 sessions up in the #SXSW 2023 #PanelPicker . They focus on how we can center the communities closest to the issues we’re working to solve to drive sustainable impact. Learn more and vote by 8/21: https://hubs.li/Q01jLBbd0

Check out this important thread about how policymakers can advance #wholelearner approaches to education, and read our full Policy Roadmap here: https://wholelearnereducation.org/

Year Up receives $25 million from Meg & Bennett Goodman Foundation: The gift includes a $15 million grant to fund innovative pilot programs and $10 million to endow a fund in honor of former Year Up president. http://ow.ly/Mavf50KaT7F @YearUp

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