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  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    WorkAdvance, the recipient of a Social Innocation Fund grant, helps people looking for work get the career counseling, interviewing skills, and referrals to full-time jobs with room for advancement.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on July 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Buckelew Programs, a nonprofit organization that provides homes, jobs, and hope to people with mental illness, is the recipient of a Social Innovation Grant.



  • Posted by Doug Rand on June 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on June 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    The Promotores program links at-risk youth with counselors who help young people navigate issues like poverty, unemployment, and lack of affordable housing.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on June 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    The Social Innovation Fund invests money in nonprofits and foundations so they can accelerate the work of high-impact organizations like the Year Up program and replicate their approaches in new localities and markets.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on May 4, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Jonathan Greenblatt, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, explains a proposed rule that would make it easier for philanthropies to make Program Related Investments.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on April 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Naila Bolus, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jumpstart, one of the largest part-time AmeriCorps programs, explains that investing in early education is investing in the future.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on April 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    The City of Salisbury transformed two neglected blocks of South Shaver Street and is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on April 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    In 2011, over 600 volunteers beautified 80 sites in one day and due to their efforts, Jersey City is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.



  • Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on April 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    The Department of Labor recognizes that active volunteering can help expand opportunity for unemployed individuals by enabling them to develop and maintain skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes while helping in their community.