The FWD.us Education Fund is a bipartisan organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Founded by leaders in the technology and business communities, we seek to educate the American public about the impact of the failed immigration and criminal justice systems and empower and support directly impacted communities.
America’s criminal justice system locks up too many people for too long, preventing millions of Americans from reaching their full potential. Rather than doubling down on a system of mass incarceration that has long kept families apart without improving public safety, we can adopt commonsense reforms that safely lower the jail and prison population, reduce misdemeanor and felony convictions, and create opportunities for the tens of millions of people that have been incarcerated or convicted of a crime. FWD.us Education Fund develops and distributes research, policy analysis, and storytelling to better define the problems plaguing our criminal justice system and the solutions that can safely expand freedom and opportunity.
Our People First business outreach program also works with HR and business executives to develop best practices for employing people impacted by the incarceration crisis.
Immigrants and immigration have long been a source of strength for our nation. New arrivals to the U.S. help drive business creation, fuel innovation, strengthen communities, and bolster the middle class. Smart immigration policy grows the economy, helps Americans, and helps keep families together. We will all be best served by an immigration system that upholds the best of our values -- one built on orderly, safe and human lawful pathways that allow people to thrive once they come to the US -- and that provides immigrants here today rights, dignity and opportunities, center on a pathway to citizenship. We focus on educating core constituencies around these priorities and working alongside partners across the country and from so many walks of life in this effort. This also extends to work to directly empower and inform immigrant communities.