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By: Ted Miller, Chief of External Affairs Rep. Derek Kilmer and David Wilkinson, Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, third and fourth from right, respectively, joined staff from Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell’s office to learn how the Social Innovation Fund has helped patients of the Peninsula Community Health Services.
By: Ted Miller, Chief of External Affairs, CNCSWhen it comes to Washington, especially Seattle, innovation is part of that state’s DNA.It is home to Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, and many other companies that have transformed how we use technology at home and work.So, in the spirit of the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, finding examples of what works and making it work for more people is not a hard job in the Emerald City.
By: Ted Miller, Chief of External Affairs CNCS After a visit on Tuesday morning to a Social Innovation Fund grantee in Seattle, we traveled to the beautiful State Capitol Building in Olympia, where many of the state’s SIF Pay for Success grantees gathered to exchange ideas and experiences.Olympia was the data part of the day. We heard from Pay for Success grantees about how the funding they received from SIF enabled them to identify better ways to structure programs designed to improve the way people get health care or strengthening early childhood learning.
By Damian Thorman, Director of the Social Innovation Fund
By Senator Tom Harkin, Quad-City Times - Davenport, IowaDecember 05, 2015 Now that the president and Congress have struck a deal that eases spending constraints on vital national security and social programs, the task falls to the appropriations committees to negotiate the details of the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the policies and programs that collectively define who we are as a society.
By Damian Thorman, Director, Social Innovation Fund
By Damian Thorman, Director, Social Innovation Fund
#Katrina10: Commemorating 10 years of Service in the Gulf CoastTen years ago, our country was shaken by Hurricane Katrina, a storm that affected millions along the Gulf Coast and in regions across the country that rose to their aid. Residents of the affected communities, national service, businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches, and volunteers worked together in record numbers to rebuild communities.The Gulf Coast has come a long way since August 2005. This week, the Corporation for National and Community Service commemorates 10 years of hard work, community resilience, and the service and innovation that continues to support an even stronger and healthier Gulf Coast.
By Wendy Spencer
Social Innovation Fund Awards $11.3 Million Grant to Expand Successful LISC Education and Career Services InitiativeThe Corporation for National and Community Service Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has awarded an $11.3 million grant to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to expand education and career services for low-income people.


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