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Michele Jolin
Michele Jolin is a Managing Partner for America Achieves and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Michele served as Senior Advisor for Social Innovation at the White House, where she designed and launched the Social Innovation Fund. Prior to joining the White House, Michele led the Center for American Progress' presidential transition project and co-edited the book Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President. She has also authored a number of articles and reports on policy tools to promote innovation and impact in the nonprofit sector. Michele was a Senior Vice President at Ashoka, a global foundation that invests in social entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries around the world. Michele served as the Chief of Staff for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and for CEA Chair Joseph Stiglitz, and as a Legislative Counsel for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

Entries by Michele Jolin

Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 10:47 AM

For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success. But thanks to a new U.S. Department of Education directive, things are changing for the better. The Department is shifting to a new approach...

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Paying for Success, Getting Results

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Over the next year, the federal government intends to expand the use of a promising tool for funding social programs that could deliver better results. This tool, called "Pay for Success," has the potential to deliver better outcomes at lower cost for taxpayers through government partnerships with philanthropic...

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Keeping Score: Using Evidence to Improve Lives

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 4:19 PM

As communities continue to feel the painful ripple effect of across the board sequestration cuts by the federal government, it prompts a question: What would be the impact of budget cuts if these cuts were instead determined based on which federal investments are actually delivering the best impact?


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Senate Budget Puts Results First

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 5:48 PM

When the president stood in front of both houses of Congress last month during the State of the Union and stated plainly, "Let's do what works," many watching at home probably thought it a sensible notion, but that in Washington, there isn't much hope for fast action. This time, however,...

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Invest in Innovative Solutions That Work for Children and Families

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 3:43 PM

With the implementation of sequestration, harmful across-the-board cuts to solutions that address the needs of children and their families will further highlight the critical need for our policy makers to make funding decisions based on results.

"Let's do what works and make sure none of our children start the...

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