Communities Collaborating to Solve Social Problems
Young Social Innovators of the Future
Developing students from 7th to 12th grades to work on social projects that affect poor communities.
Community Leaders' Academy for Social Innovation & Change (CLASIC) Program
Social Innovation Coaching for 18 to 30-year old Community Leaders, Advocates, and Activist working to eliminate social inequality & injustice.
Social & Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) Program
Facilitating multiple stakeholders with conflicting interests to create bottom-up, win-win solutions to community problems.
Social Innovators of the Future Program
The students will solve social problems that matter to them by using qualitative research, data analytics, design thinking, critical thinking, and team-building skills.
The program provides structured weekend and afternoon programs with curricula for youth between the ages of 12 to 18 years old.
The program shows students how to use our Social and Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) process.
The program develops a packaged yet tailorable, project-based learning (PBL) curriculum and online learning resources.
We provide a project-based learning environment for young people of color to make innovative yet nonviolent systemic social changes in poor communities.
We partner with existing Nonprofit founders of after-school programs, Minority STEM Promotion programs, and small private or home schools dedicated to students of color.
We coach Nonprofit leaders' staff and volunteers on our SHIFT curriculum, and our coaches deliver the training or both.
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Community Change Agents Academy Program
At the end of programs, the Community Change Agents will have conducted their community-Based projects to resolve a social issue in their respective state.
We select a cohort of Community leaders, activists, and advocates. We also invite founders of startup nonprofits or social entrepreneurs.
Run the program for 6 to 9 -months per year for major metropolitan areas for marginalized young adults from ages 18 to 30-year old.
Cohort members go through a competitive application, concept pitch, and interview process.
The program will train and develop the cohorts to use our Social & Humanitarian Innovation For Transformation (SHIFT) process to invoke change in their communities.
The program will support three (3) cohorts of 5-8 community change agents in multiple jurisdictions in the DC, MD, VA metropolitan areas.
Each cohort member receives access to training, coaching, accomplished community leaders, and nonfinancial gifts to launch their community event.
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Community-Based Social Innovation Program
The community will receive pro bono services from professional solution providers trained in our Social & Humanitarian Innovation For Transformation (SHIFT) process.
Government or Sponsors present a case for a community that needs solutions for critical issues, and we agree to Shepard them through a process to makes a social impact in their communities
The types of projects involve multiple stakeholders with competing interests.
We leverage our Cross-Community Collaboration Sessions to define problems, understand stakeholders, and collaborate on solutions.
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Public Social Innovation Forums
The program develops a portfolio of projects to solve complex systemic social problems. We work with practitioners and thought-leaders that are involved in problems that affect multiple communities.
The forums offer members of the public a fun and engaging opportunity to work collaboratively to solve systemic social problems
We use interactive webinars and synchronous and asynchronous collaborations that are virtual or hybrid
The Forums will generate various ideas and project proposals that SIAA pursues funding to implement with the communities.
Funding supports principal and assistant Investigators, university & high-school interns, and material & supplies.
The forums help communities with their unique combination objectives aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Any member can Chair and charter a SI Council with at least five volunteers.
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Our Social and Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) Process
Is Designed to Achieve Communities' Unique Combination of Sustainable Development Goals
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development