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.
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 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.
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.
Our team of experts helps organizations design effective social capital solutions to increase outcomes, improve engagement, address inequities, and build partnerships.
IMPROVING JOB SEEKERS ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC MOBILITY
Foundations in Social Capital Literacy
Don't let a job-seeker stand one connection away from a promising career or educational opportunity. FISCL is the first-ever social capital literacy curriculum designed to increase participants competency to audit, access, build, maintain, and manage social networks effectively to improve financial, social, and community well-being.
The Opportunity Hub
The Opportunity Hub is a web-based platform the provides job seekers with the support to build social capital with self-selected "Opportunity Guides," gainfully employed family members, close friends, and industry stakeholders who can be a source of career motivation, support, and advocacy.
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