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By Michael D. Smith Find Out with the Social Innovation Fund’s Upcoming Livestream For the past five years, the Social Innovation Fund, a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has demonstrated a new way that government programs can operate. They can unite public and private resources. They can focus on solutions. They can require evidence of results. And they can share successful ideas with more people.
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review We are one week closer to the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary! On Wednesday, the White House Press Secretary announced that President Obama will participate. And as you head to the beach (or wherever this holiday weekend may take you), don’t miss the stories of the Social Innovation Fund’s continued efforts to make communities stronger and Senior Corps’ commitment to advancing education.
By Keisha Kersey
Partnerships Reshaping the Nonprofit Sector
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review We are less than 30 days away from the nationwide celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. This week, we continued our celebration of the 20th with “Day of the A” and introduced a new initiative that will help communities tackle their toughest challenges. In addition, we are highlighting Senior Corps and AmeriCorps’ efforts to help communities prepare for disasters.
Program strives to connect people living with HIV/AIDS with care
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, it is only natural that we reflect on the many contributions that more than 900,000 men and women have made to communities across the country. This week, we unveiled a brand new website that spotlights the 20th anniversary and we announced our investment in a program that helps students pursue jobs of the future.  We also issued a new resource from our Social Innovation Fund.
By Michael Smith New publication provides comprehensive guide to evaluation for the SIF   With the strain on both public and private resources in the wake of the Great Recession, funders started asking: “How do I know my investments are actually making a difference, and are they going to programs that make the most difference?”  The Obama Administration has taken steps to answer these questions through tiered-evidence programs at the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services.
California nonprofit finding solutions that increase economic opportunity What must be done to end chronic joblessness in the United States?
For many American families, homeownership provides access to quality neighborhoods with strong schools and a way to build financial assets. Unfortunately, the housing crisis continues to hit families who earn small wages especially hard, with millions facing foreclosure and eviction.  Capital Impact Partners’ shared equity program model enables homebuyers to partner with a government or nonprofit agency acting as a co-investor to reduce homeownership costs.  In return, homebuyers agree to limit, or share, their equity appreciation to preserve affordability so that the initial public investment can ultimately serve far more families.   

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