Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Director Michael Smith recently sat down with the NationSwell website to discuss how the program is measuring the impact of nonprofits and scaling proven projects. Watch the video and learn more about how the Corporation for National and Community Service program is boosting proven, impactful community solutions. Smith also co-authored an op-ed that appeared in The Hill discussing the Pay For Success initiative and the SIF — “Paying for what works, when it works.” Read it on The Hill blog.
In YouthBuild AmeriCorps programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Their service often transforms the lives of the members participating, helping them learn new skills and giving them hope for a brighter future. At the end of their term, they are placed in college, jobs, or both; and they become eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help them continue their education.