Social Capital Connections Model
What We Believe
A Social Capital Builder is an individual or organization that actively works to connect low-connected populations to opportunities for growth and advancement. A social capital builder believes in the power of the reciprocal nature of social capital building and strategically uses it to erase bias and misunderstanding. From this benchmark of mutual understanding, social capital builders bridge the gap between disenfranchised populations and opportunities.
Our Social Capital Framework
A social capital framework is a system of organizational structures, policies and procedures that recognize the importance of social capital as a key determinant of labor market success. Organizations invested in the framework strategically use social capital literacy, development and research to promote students' economic mobility. It connects students to a wide range of social capital assets within and outside their community as a means to acquire new labor market information and career building support, control for redundancy, mitigate bias and develop cross-cultural understanding.
A Social Capital Builder acknowledges the realities of the hidden labor market and uses the power of social capital literacy and development to eliminate poverty on a micro (personal) and macro (systemic/institutional) scale.