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9th of May 2017

Improving Outcomes for Children: Feasibility Study Findings from Our Second Social Innovation Fund Cohort

May 9, 2017 At the Institute for Child Success, we know and honor that many communities want to do more to improve outcomes for their youngest but lack the resources or strategies to always do so.  We see Pay for Success (PFS) financing as one promising tool to make lives better for children and their […]

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18th of April 2017

Voices from PFS Pioneers: “Hello Family” PFS Project in City of Spartanburg, SC

Crossposted from NFF’s Pay for Success website. Original post available here. Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | by Katherine Klem, Bryan Boroughs Nonprofit Finance Fund spoke with Institute for Child Success and the City of Spartanburg, South Carolina about the “Hello Family” Pay for Success Project. This blog is part of an interview series with selected project […]

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6th of February 2017

How Henry McMaster can make SC a great place for kids (Cross Post)

JAMIE MOON   Guest Columnist The State As the new leader of our state, Gov. Henry McMaster can continue our progress on early childhood issues — which know no political boundaries but benefit all South Carolinians.  The state reached its highest ranking yet for children’s well-being: 41st in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS […]

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25th of January 2017

Orange County Service Provider Readiness Accelerator Training

By Anila Neumeister Program Lead, Neighborhood Resource Network Program Children and Families Commission of Orange County (CFCOC) On December 15, 2016, nonprofits providing critical services to young children and families in Orange County had a unique opportunity to take part in a two-day Service Provider Readiness Accelerator Training.  In partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund […]

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South Carolina Pay for Success Discussed at HHS Confirmation Hearing

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) asked Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), nominee for the Secretary of Health & Human Services, about opportunities for Pay for Success innovation in the department, citing the Nurse-Family Partnership Project in South Carolina. ICS conducted the feasibility study that led to this Pay for Success project, the first in the U.S. to […]

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17th of January 2017

Legacy Charter awarded grant to study preschool program

ICS is proud to work with Legacy Charter School, in Greenville, to explore Pay for Success feasibility for a preschool expansion. This is the first such study in a charter school, and is another testament to the innovative thinking happening in South Carolina. Legacy Charter School has been awarded a $381,815 grant from the U.S. […]

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10th of January 2017

ICS Receives Award from Nonprofit Finance Fund to Support Pay for Success Project in Spartanburg

The Institute for Child Success has received $200,653 from Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) as part of a federal effort powered by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund to address entrenched social challenges. The funds will bring Spartanburg partners together around shared goals for improved outcomes for families and children through the […]

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9th of December 2016

Lessons from South Carolina’s Pay for Success Pilot Period

It was a proud day for ICS when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the Nurse–Family Partnership Pay for Success Project back in February. ICS had been a key proponent of this project from its early days, conducting the feasibility study that explored using Pay for Success (PFS) financing to expand this evidence-based home-visiting model […]

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7th of December 2016

Pay for Success Technical Assistance Competition Open Now

We’re excited to announce that ICS is again opening its competition for Pay for Success Technical Assistance focused on early childhood programs. ICS’s technical assistance will help states and local governments determine whether to pursue PFS financing to expand services for young children and their families. This technical assistance includes beginning the significant groundwork needed […]

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22nd of November 2016

Two opportunities for PFS to add value to federal programs (Cross Post)

ICS provides technical assistance and resources on utilizing Pay for Success financing for early childhood programs. Often, this work is focused on home-visiting services, high-quality preschool, or expanding evidence-based child welfare models. As ICS’s Bryan Boroughs and AmericaForward’s Nicole Truhe discussed in a new paper, opportunities to access federal funding to pay for PFS outcomes […]

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