2024

Strengthening Proximate Voices in Federal Policy Development

America Forward is dedicated to uplifting the voices of proximate leaders and stakeholders in federal policy conversations. This spring, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put out a Request for Information with the goal of strengthening its engagement with communities and developing overarching frameworks that agencies can use for public participation and community engagement, known as PPCE. Last month,
More

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — May 2024

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work our Coalition members do 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 america_forward@newprofit.org. Braven Registration for the 2024 Braven Summit is open now! Braven
More

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — April 2024

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work our Coalition members do 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 america_forward@newprofit.org. City Year This month, City Year premiered a brand new podcast,
More

America Forward Applauds House Passage of A Stronger Workforce for America Act

America Forward applauds the House of Representatives for passing A Stronger Workforce for America Act yesterday–a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the nation’s most significant workforce-related legislation.    America Forward and the organizations that make up the America Forward Coalition have been deeply engaged throughout the development of A Stronger Workforce for America Act – developing
More

Education and Workforce In President Biden’s Third State of the Union

In March, President Joe Biden delivered his third State of the Union address to Congress - his final one before the 2024 elections. During a speech in which he discussed a number of urgent priorities, the President included a specific focus on education and strategies to better connect education with the workforce.  Among the education and workforce-related policies the President
More

Supporting the Better Jobs through Evidence and Innovation Act

America Forward joined more than 30 Coalition Members and partners in support of the Better Jobs Through Evidence and Innovation Act, introduced by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). "We write to express our enthusiastic support for the Better Jobs Through Evidence and Innovation Act, and to thank you for your vision and leadership in introducing this critical legislation," wrote the co-signers
More

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — March 2024

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work our Coalition members do 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 america_forward@newprofit.org. Aurora Institute The Aurora Institute identifies best practices, facilitates knowledge sharing,
More

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — February 2024

Every month, America Forward highlights examples of the vital work our Coalition members do 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 america_forward@newprofit.org. American Student Assistance Helping middle and high school students explore career
More

America Forward Letter to Appropriators on FY24 Priorities

As lawmakers in Congress continue to negotiate over long-term Federal funding, America Forward and the more than 100 members of the America Forward Coalition are continuing to advocate for critical investments in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Many priorities – including early childhood, elementary and secondary education, higher education, and workforce development – are facing
More

America Forward Coalition Members Step Up — January 2024

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 america_forward@newprofit.org. uAspire The Free Application for Federal Student Aid –
More