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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Thank you, @PublicAllies, for voicing what so many in the national service family are feeling today and committing to face darkness with light. We must continue to face the systemic inequalities that deny liberty and possibility for far too many. https://twitter.com/PublicAllies/status/1526016335729135616

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We have witnessed, in Buffalo, the manifestation of an ever-increasing swell of hatred and racially-motivated violence in this country, and are pained by the necessity to ask: how many more must die?

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"The pandemic hasn’t created a children’s mental health crisis out of nowhere; rather, it’s shone a spotlight on a catastrophe that has been hiding in plain sight for a very long time."
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.@usedgov "will consider requests from school districts for an 18-month extension on spending COVID-19 emergency funds under the American Rescue Plan beyond the 9/30/2024 obligation deadline, according to a 5/13 letter from the Department to @AASAHQ: https://www.k12dive.com/news/ed-dept-allows-avenue-for-18-month-extension-requests-for-arp-spending/623773/

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