Celebrating America Forward’s 10th Anniversary
Translating Local Impact into National Change
America Forward’s founding mission was to unite social entrepreneurs with policymakers and transform local impact into national change. And our ultimate vision was an audacious one: to scale the most innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems and increase opportunity and equity in America.
Since its founding, America Forward has stayed true to its mission and we have seen a seismic shift in the the social innovation policy landscape. In our ten years, we have grown into a coalition of some 70 innovative and results-driven organizations operating in 14,500 communities across the country. Today, in partnership with thought leaders and policymakers on both sides of the aisle, America Forward Coalition members work tirelessly to ensure that taxpayer dollars are put to better use and that innovation and [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]
results are a key element of education, workforce development, and evidence-based policy.
The political climate is more partisan than ever, and shifts in technology, globalization, immigration, and demographics continue to alter the way we do business, communicate, and learn, and to transform the jobs we do. As we look to the next ten years, we will need both deep engagement and steadfast endurance to meet our country’s most pressing challenges and effect real systemic change.
To put it plainly, policy has never been more consequential.
Read the kickoff piece to our 10th Anniversary celebration here