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New Profit and America Forward Statement on Senate Confirmation of Michael Smith to Lead AmeriCorps

"We offer our sincere congratulations to Michael D. Smith on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as the next CEO of AmeriCorps. New Profit and America Forward have worked alongside Michael for years, and he exemplifies the type of leader our country and AmeriCorps sorely need: a fearless visionary, a champion of inclusion and equity, and a believer
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (12/6)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. Last Week in Washington Last Thursday, December 2nd, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through February 18, 2022. The CR extends government funding for programs at the Fiscal Year
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — December 2021

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. Zearn As the COVID-19 pandemic
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/22)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. Last Week in Washington Last Thursday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report that showed the Build Back Better Act (i.e., budget reconciliation package) would add $159 billion to the deficit over
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America Forward Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

"Today's vote in the House of Representatives marks another important step towards finalizing historic investments in education, workforce development, child care, national service, and other priorities that will expand equity and opportunity in all of our communities. Especially in the context of COVID-19, the resources included in the Build Back Better Act passed by the House are vital to supporting
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Now More Important Than Ever: One Year of the Advancing Whole-Learner Education Initiative

Students, educators, families, and school communities have weathered enormous challenges over the past year. From health, to housing, to food security, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated long-standing inequities across every aspect of our society, including in our education system. The impact of the pandemic, that fell disproportionately on those who already face systemic barriers to access and opportunity, made it clear
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/17)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. This Week in Washington The House of Representatives and Senate were in recess last week; however, negotiations and conversations on the Build Back Better Act continued. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up — November 2021

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. Pillars As communities across the
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (11/8)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. Last Week in Washington Final negotiations on a framework of the reconciliation bill continued last week between the White House, Congressional Leadership, and Democrats. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a procedural
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (10/25)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. Last Week in Washington Negotiations on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda continued in Congress last week. Leadership from both chambers remain hopeful that they can agree to a bill that would
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