May 2023

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up – May 2023

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work being done by our Coalition members to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story you would like to see included, please send it to American Student Assistance American Student Assistance helps middle and

LTE: Focusing on Evidence to Strengthen Workforce Development

Earlier this month, Tracy Palandjian, CEO and cofounder of America Forward Coalition member Social Finance, and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts and a board member of Social Finance, wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe about how new, high-quality workforce training programs are essential not only to the health of our economy, but to the wellbeing of workers, families,

Progress Towards a Stronger Short-Term Pell Grant

Today, a gap in federal law means students cannot leverage Pell Grants to attend programs that are 8 to 15 weeks long, even when these programs are proven to boost students’ economic outcomes. Expanding the applicability of Pell Grants to help cover the cost of high-quality, short-term job training programs holds enormous potential to make critical training and support more