March 2016

America Forward: Federal budget and appropriations primer

The process for funding federal programs is complex. This five part blog series will provide a brief history and overview of the federal budget and appropriations process and will explain how America Forward’s education, workforce development, and Pay for Success and evidence-based policy priorities fit into this process. The following post was written by Jessica Crawford, Director of Strategic Partnerships

America Forward Applauds Congressional Passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act

“Members of the America Forward Coalition applaud Congress for approving the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016. Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI), the bill would create a commission to develop practices and processes for ensuring the use of evidence and outcomes in the development of policies and in

#NPGathering16: The America Forward Story

We're counting down to the 2016 Gathering of Leaders in California on March 23-24! Follow us here and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for live updates. One of our mantras at the Gathering of Leaders is: Collaboration is nothing without action. By bringing together leading social entrepreneurs and their counterparts from other sectors, our aim is to foster dialogue and

Top 10 Highlights from Roca’s Criminal Justice Report

New Profit’s grantee-partner Roca Inc. is at the forefront of efforts to reform America’s criminal justice system, which could reverberate powerfully across nearly every other social challenge we face as a nation. Roca is combatting prison recidivism by helping high-risk young people build skills and rebuild their lives, and setting an example for service providers across the country. Recently, Roca’s