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.

READ THE PLAYBOOK          READ THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION MEMO

Recent News

America Forward Coalition Members Step up — November 2022
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Statement on the 2022 Midterm Elections
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Building a Stronger, More User-Friendly Workforce Data System
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What makes a great PeerForward Team? Coach Cornelius has the answer.

PeerForward teams are diverse, so they can reach out to ALL students at their school. Right now, they're using peer-to-peer influence to help their classmates finish the semester strong and apply to college.

Have you seen our #wholelearner Policy Roadmap? We recommend strategies that can help close the gap between what we know students need, and what our current education system provides, so that every learner can grow into a capable, caring member of society: https://wholelearnereducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Whole-Learner-Education_Policy-Playbook.pdf

📢 We Are Hiring!
Are you the next Peace First Fellow?
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Learn more about the role and apply now through this link :
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Deadline: December 15, 2022

“I’ve had a lot of successes in my life, but I think I can always push myself to be better.”

Our Accelerator Programs support KIPP alums’ growth so they can pursue the paths they choose. Sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today! https://hubs.ly/Q01tt68n0

While we've reached the end of the formal celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we call into focus the importance of honoring, recognizing and uplifting the experiences and voices of Native & Indigenous people at all times, particularly in learning spaces.

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