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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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24th of November 2016

Illinois Announces PFS Initiative for Dually-Involved Youth (Cross Post)

  Chicago, IL – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and the Conscience Community Network, today announced the launch of a ramp-up phase of a Pay for Success pilot project to improve outcomes for youth involved with both the child welfare and juvenile delinquency systems […]

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25th of February 2016

South Carolina Launches Nurse-Family Partnership Pay for Success Project

Earlier today, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Christian Soura, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, state officials, and leaders from the private sector announced the nation’s first Pay for Success project aimed at improving health outcomes for mothers and children living in poverty, and the first Pay for Success project […]

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24th of August 2015

Spotlight on ICS’s Pay For Success Work

ICS is honored this month to have our Pay for Success (PFS) technical assistance work highlighted in two federal newsletters. The Social Innovation Fund Spotlight shines on ICS in August. ICS is helping four jurisdictions explore the feasibility of PFS financing to expand early childhood offerings. Below are some highlights of the piece, which you […]

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9th of March 2015


The following is a press release from our friends at ReadyNation. We are pleased that ICS Board Member Dick Wilkerson, former CEO and Chairman of Michelin NA, is a signatory to the open letter sent today the United Nations. NEW YORK – Quality early childhood programs create the foundation for workforce productivity and economic prosperity […]

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11th of November 2014

Small Steps

The Institute for Child Success and Ferebee Lane are pleased to release Small Steps, which premiered this evening in Greenville, SC. This short documentary film explores the experiences of young mothers with young children and opportunities for design. The next showing of the film will be held in New York at Fordham Law School on […]

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5th of November 2014

Institute for Child Success Welcomes New Directors Darnell McPherson and Liz Winer

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Child Success, a research and policy organization working to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children, has elected Darnell McPherson of Darlington County and Liz Winer of Charlotte as Directors. Tami McKnew, Chair of the Institute for Child Success board said “Darnell and […]

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9th of October 2014

ICS Provides Details About New Pay for Success Initiative to Support Early Childhood Outcomes

On October 1, the Social Innovation Fund invested more than $780,000 in the Institute for Child Success (ICS) to advance early childhood outcomes through Pay for Success (PFS) financing. Pay for Success is a financing model that can help scale up effective interventions while saving governments money. While PFS is an exciting model with a […]

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1st of October 2014

Institute for Child Success Awarded Grant to Support Early Childhood Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2014) – The Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today announced that the Institute for Child Success (ICS) has been awarded more than $780,000 through a highly competitive open grant competition. Announced at an event co-hosted by the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, SIF, […]

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19th of September 2014

United Way of Greenville County’s Middle Grades Success Initiative Awarded With $3 Million Grant

We are excited to hear that one of our founding and fueling partners – the United Way of Greenville County – will receive a $3 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund.  From the announcement: United Way of Greenville County,  Middle Grades Success Initiative Through a $3 million grant, United Way of Greenville County will design […]

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