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Take 5: “Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up” and more

Here's five interesting #SocInn links we're clicking on today: Boston Magazine: Gerald Chertavian Is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up “Nearly 7 million young Americans lack the skills or education to get a job that will pull them out of poverty. But with the formation of the nonprofit Year Up, Gerald Chertavian has created a solution that’s steering thousands

6 New Profit Organizations, 8 America Forward Coalition Members Join Campaign

Six New Profit investments have joined the just-launched campaign. They are part of eighteen of the country’s leading non-profit organizations that have come together today in a campaign led by ServiceNation. "The campaign aims to inspire millions of Americans to serve by enlisting the voices of prominent leaders from both political parties, the entertainment industry, digital partners, major companies,

America Forward Responds to NYTimes’ David Brooks

Below, Deb Smolover and Shirley Sagawa of America Forward respond to David Brooks' most recent New York Times column. "In his most recent New York Times column, David Brooks called on President Obama to build an "Opportunity Coalition," eschewing the stalemated legislative atmosphere in Washington to form a "bipartisan groups of mayors, business leaders, legislators, activists and donors into permanent