IMPROVE PLACEMENT RATES
Teach clients the #1 job hunt strategy and open up doors in the hidden labor market.
Increase connections to familial and developmental assets and help clients access the opportunities that these connections will create.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Expand opportunities for people who have historically faced barriers to well-paying jobs.
Strategically Connecting Youth and Adults
"Social capital can be helpful for low-income individuals in gaining access to economic mobility and employment self-sufficiency."
- Office of the Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
INCREASE COLLEGE SUCCESS
Significantly influence college graduation rates and student debt levels.
ENCOURAGE SKILL AND CREDENTIAL ATTAINMENT
Strategically use social capital to help reinforce and legitimize investments in skill building, education, and credentialing by connecting them with people who can help them put these achievements to work. .
Connect clients to jobs at higher wages with more room for advancement and satisfaction.
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
SOCIAL CAPITAL LITERACY
SOCIAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
In One Culturally Competent - Asset Based Curriculum
Connecting Youth and Adults to Quality Jobs and Other Developmental Opportunities Has Never Been Easier.
of youth either "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that there were adults in their life that they would reach out more if they had the proper resources.
The skills and knowledge to map opportunity networks and identify patterns of relationships and flows with people, groups, and organizations that can influence economic, social and employment opportunities.
Research continues to question the efficacy of job skills training and credentialing without helping jobseekers develop the social capital to put these achievements to work.
The Missing Element
Promising research shows that workforce outcomes are strengthened when interventions focus on developing social capital as well as human capital. If economic mobility and inequality is to be effectively addressed, low-income opportunity seekers, especially those of color, must receive assistance in analyzing social networks, building social capital, cultivating it, and the drawing from the resources that this social capital can provide. Without sustained access to these “opportunity networks,” a major part of the opportunity equation is missing.
Tested with all populations.
After years of research, testing and design, we are excited to offer the only culturally competent, asset-based social capital building curriculum on the market today.
Specifically designed for human service agencies and the people they serve, our social capital centered approach to training enhances traditional instruction through its conscious and strategic use of personal connections to support and enhance learning objectives and create opportunities where others never thought existed.
If you are ready to help connect Opportunity Seekers (youth and adults ages 16-65) to a wide rage of familial, developmental and gateway connections and open up a world of opportunities that these connections will create, contact us to learn how your organization can get started.
Keys Tools and Supports
Our Program provides the tools and support you need to facilitate our 10 Moduled (60 hour) course designed to help Opportunity Seekers (youth and adults ages 16-65) develop the competencies to assess, build, manage, and maintain connections with key familial, developmental, and gateway workforce stakeholders - Opportunity Guides.
I curriculum with a 1 year license.
1 Facilitator Slides.
20 Student Workbooks.
20 Student Registrations to MyopportunityHUB.com.
8 Hour Virtual Staff Training.
6 Monthly Coaching Sessions.
Built on a Social Capital Centered Approach to Learning
A social capital centered approach to training enhances traditional instruction through its conscious and strategic use of personal connections to support and enhance learning objectives and create opportunities that others never thought existed. At Social Capital Builders, we created this approach in 2018 to increase equitable economic outcomes for the millions of job seekers living in low income communities.
At the heart of this approach is a commitment by agencies to be truly assets based. A part of this commitment entails recognizing that all communities, and the people living in them, possess assets that are often left undervalued and underutilized.
The modules' learning objectives are legitimized through the utilization of culturally competent social agents who can provide proof of the efficacy of the subject matter in career and social development efforts.
Each module strategically connects learners to gainfully employed individuals who can assist in their his career development efforts.
Each module strategically "signals" participants'' career development intentions and efforts to opportunity agents thereby increasing the likelihood of personal career development assistance and support.
Each module is designed to increase participants' sense of workforce connectedness and belief in their power of personal transformation through direct connections to opportunity agents within and outside of their community.