SOCIAL CAPITAL BUILDERS
We help businesses, organizations and individuals improve economic opportunities and equity through the powers of social capital literacy, analysis and development.
of young adults have gainfully employed people in their lives who they would reach out more if they had the proper resources and supports.
Today, we stand at the nascency of a national movement to build the social capital literacy of the people who need it most and close the opportunity gap as we know it.
Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is facing a growing crisis of economically distressed individuals and businesses. Born at the intersection of racial inequities, class stratification, and residential segregation, which together severely limits the social networks of many and the opportunities that they can access, millions of 16-65-year-olds are forced to search for economic opportunity alone, left without a map and the connections to guide them to the opportunities that have been regulated to the well-connected few.
With more than 80% of jobs and contracting opportunities hidden (never posted or posted improperly), we have solutions to support your organization in connecting people to opportunities that most don't know exist.
Our 2021 impact so far
Job seekers and students supported with social capital literacy training with 77% reporting increases in social capital connections.
Human service professionals introduced to our social capital framework to increase engagement, employment and educational outcomes.
Opportunity Guides recruited to serve as social capital assets for youth and adult jobseekers.
Formerly incarcerated individuals using our model to increase re-entry success and social well being.
The Missing Element
Our framework not only supports programs in helping job seekers identify and secure industry recognized credentials, it helps job seekers build the social capital to put these credentials to work.
We work with programs to leverage the power of social capital to help jobseekers learn about and acquire the essential skills necessary for labor market and life success.
Whether you are serving the formerly incarcerated or college graduates, our social capital training, tools, and support gives your organization the ability to increase the economic and lifetime success of the people you serve.
Our Foundations in Social Capital Literacy (FISCL) curriculum help organizations teach youth about the importance of social networks and through its use, connects youth to a range of familial, developmental and gateway workforce stakeholders who serve as sources of career support and advocacy.
We offer various training solutions for organizations interested in a social capital approach to economic empowerment and achievement. Our social capital literacy and development training enhances the economic and social well-being of staff and students alike.
We teach programs and participants how to map opportunity networks and identify patterns of relationships and flows with people, groups, and organizations that can influence economic life outcomes.
We built the first social capital literacy curriculum for students, families, and staff to develop an understanding of social capital and the ability to audit, access, build, maintain, manage, grow and effectively use various social capital building skills, tools, and strategies to improve life long financial and social well being.
Our team of experts helps organizations design effective social capital solutions to increase outcomes, improve engagement, address inequities, and build partnerships.