The University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab Joins Coalition of Organizations Championing Innovative and Effective Solutions to our Country’s Most Pressing Social Problems

 Charlottesville, VA – The University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab today became the newest member of the America Forward Coalition, a network of more than 70 social entrepreneur organizations that champion innovative, effective, and efficient solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems.

“Joining the America Forward coalition is a great honor for the PFS Lab and Social Entrepreneurship @ UVA,” Josh Ogburn, Director of the UVA Pay for Success Lab, said. “We are the first university-based organization to become a part of this impressive coalition. We are ready to direct our world class resources towards researching and advancing projects that create meaningful outcomes for communities in Virginia and across the nation.”

Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia, Christine Mahoney, noted “This will provide further opportunities for SE@UVA student researchers to learn about social innovation directly from the thought-leaders that are driving results-based interventions forward nationwide.”

The America Forward Coalition was established in 2007. Members of the America Forward Coalition are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 14,500 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 8 million Americans each year, and driving progress in education, workforce development, early learning, poverty alleviation, public heath, Pay for Success, social innovation, national service, and criminal justice reform. Together its member organizations have leveraged $1.5 billion for social innovation and have driven millions of federal resources toward programs that are achieving measurable results for those who need them most. America Forward believes that our nation’s social entrepreneurs can lead the way to unlocking America’s potential and help move all of America Forward.


The following organizations belong to the America Forward Coalition:

Acelero Learning/Shine Early Learning

Alternative Staffing Alliance

America's Promise Alliance

AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation

Bard Early Colleges


Beyond 12

Bottom Line


Citizen Schools

City Year

College Advising Corps

College Forward

College Possible

College Summit

Compass Working Capital

Connecticut Center for Social Innovation

Corporation for Supportive Housing

Educators 4 Excellence

Enterprise Community Partners

Eye to Eye

Family Independence Initiative (FII)

Fuse Corps

Generation Citizen

Genesys Works

Global Citizen Year

GreenLight Fund


Institute for Child Success






Match Education

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

New Classrooms Innovation Partners 

New Leaders

New Teacher Center

Opportunity Nation

Peace First

Peer Health Exchange


Public Allies

Reading Partners



Root Cause

Schools That Can

Service Year Alliance

Single Stop

Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Finance US

Teach For America

The Children's Aid Society

The Corps Network

Third Sector Capital Partners

Turnaround for Children


Urban Teachers

UVA Pay For Success Lab

Year Up

YouthBuild USA

Youth Villages

10,000 Degrees