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

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up for National Mentorship Month – January 2023
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — November 2022
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From Twitter

Throughout the continuum of development, from birth through grade 12 and beyond, #wholelearner approaches aim to help every individual learner develop a breadth of skills through educational experiences that are meaningful, engaging, iterative, socially interactive, and joyful.

Award-winning Cuban-American author @Meg_Medina has been announced as the @librarycongress's National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! Medina credits her Cuban mother, aunts, & grandmother with her early exposure to storytelling. Learn more here: https://www.languagemagazine.com/2023/01/23/cuentame-meg-medina-named-ambassador-for-young-peoples-literature/

Submissions are already coming in for the 2023 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange! Are you an education leader, researcher, or SEL advocate? We invite you to submit and present your latest evidence, practical guidance, and high-quality work: https://selexchange.casel.org/call-for-submissions/

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