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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — November 2022

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few 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 that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org.   American Student Assistance American
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Statement on the 2022 Midterm Elections

November 9, 2022 – We commend the millions of Americans who participated in this year’s midterm elections. The effort made by so many – and especially young people – to vote and make their voices heard reflects the undimmed importance of civic engagement and electing leaders committed to moving our country and our communities forward. At America Forward, our Coalition
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Building a Stronger, More User-Friendly Workforce Data System

This week, America Forward, members of the America Forward Coalition, and our policy partners – including the Colorado Equitable Economic Mobility Initiative (CEEMI), Data Quality Campaign, Opportunity@Work, Per Scholas, Project QUEST, REDF (Roberts Enterprise Development Fund), Results for America, Social Finance, Third Sector Capital Partners, and Year Up Inc., – have called for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — October 2022

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few 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 that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. BellXCel BellXcel is dedicated to
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America Forward Statement on Recent DACA Ruling

Following the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision ordering a lower court to review proposed changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, America Forward issued the following statement: “The recent ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals leaves hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in continued limbo – unsure of their ultimate legal
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America Forward Submits Comments on Proposed Title IX Regulations

Early this summer, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released an official proposal to update the regulations implementing Title IX, the Federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. According to ED, the purpose of the proposed updates to the regulations is to "better align the Title IX regulatory requirements with
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — August 2022

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few 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 that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. Tech Goes Home Tech Goes
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Biden-Harris Administration Signals Critical Focus on Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our country is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis among young people. The  isolation and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a deeply negative impact on the well-being of young people in particular. Late last month, after pointing to the crisis during his first State of the Union, President Biden and his Administration announced two new, significant actions
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America Forward Congratulates Shirley Sagawa on Confirmation to AmeriCorps Board of Directors

On Friday, August 5, America Forward released the following statement congratulating America Forward Advisory Board member Shirley Sagawa on her confirmation to the AmeriCorps Board of Directors: “There are few people in America as dedicated to expanding and strengthening national service as Shirley Sagawa. Shirley’s career has been defined by an indefatigable commitment to ensuring that service is a cornerstone
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America Forward Coalition Members Step Up – July 2022

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few 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 that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. Reading Partners To make sure
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