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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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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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — June 2022
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Critical Priorities in the Fiscal Year 2023 Federal Budget
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From Twitter

NEW RELEASE from @MASchoolsK12 and TLA: The EdTech Systems Guide offers schools steps to develop and strengthen systems for equity-driven edtech selection, implementation, and evaluation. Explore the guide here: https://bit.ly/3yu8BT4 #edtech #ISTELive22

Adventurous Play Helps Boosts Children’s Mental Health, Research Says

Researchers found that children who spend more time playing outside had fewer “internalizing problems,” (anxiety & depression)...and were more positive during the first lockdown.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/adventurous-play-and-mental-health-exeter/

We asked @RANDCorporation to research whether the 20 school districts' participation in the Collaborating Districts Initiative has resulted in more frequent implementation of social & emotional learning (#SEL) practices. Here are the key takeaways: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1822-1.html

As we near the end of #PrideMonth , we want to revisit this piece from @America_Forward's @antcovell reflecting on Pride and how it intersects with social and political movements happening today: https://www.newprofit.org/go/pride-in-celebration-reflection/

Click here to read more insights from a year of listening to students: https://bit.ly/3ywjGTP

#StudentCentered #EdEquity #Education #EdReform #Learning #EdChat

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