“New Profit’s mission has always been to break through barriers and create powerful new opportunities for people from underserved communities to build better lives. When we started the organization, we believed that catalyzing disruptive nonprofits and social entrepreneurs was the pathway to transformative change. We saw great progress with early investments in Teach For America, KIPP, LIFT and other organizations, but we also came to the realization that even the best ideas and leaders can only go so far if they don’t connect organizational success to broader systems change-focused work like advocating for public policy, forming partnerships, and building and growing a diverse, vibrant community that works to increase awareness and align strategies for change.”

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