Programs & Projects
Communities Collaborating to Solve Social Problems
Reopen Schools Project
In 2020, this project was a conversation using Design Thinking (DT) to answer the question, "How do we engage and motivate our middle school and high school students as we reopen the schools?" The project is a collaboration between the Social Innovators of the Americas Association (SIAA) in partnership with the Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders). The project led to instructions, a sample design for teachers in DMV to use for developing courses, and a report.
Design the School of Future Webinar Series
This is a 2021 Project where SIAA held several public interviews to characterize the needs and experiences of various stakeholders in the public charter and private school systems in DC, MD, and VA. The public interviews include panels on education technologists, school counselors, social workers, and classroom educators. The videos are on the SIAA YouTube Channel and the page for this project. There are also transcripts and other materials for members.
ASSIST-VA Innovative Collaborative Workshops
The ASSIST-VA project was a 4-Month series of Social Innovation Collaborative Impact (SICI) workshops to develop a plan, goals, and responsibilities to address the complex systemic social problems of matriculating more African-American youth from secondary school to careers in the STEM. The SIAA's SICI included twelve (12) collaborators to do this goal by designing community-based solutions to systemic social issues that influence AA learners' matriculation into steam. Resulted in a proposal to develop the solution. The proposal summary is available to members
Certified Social Innovation Facilitator Training
The Social Innovation Facilitator Certification process assesses you against five (5) competencies, assessments for each competency, and completing a Certification Project with fellow cohort members. The SIAA’s Associates chose the competencies because of their practical experience and the success factors for our Community-Driven Social Innovation (CDSI) approach.
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Community Leadership Academy for Social Innovation (CLASI) Program
Finding the resources and skills necessary to create meaningful, systemic change in the community is hard. Many start-up community leaders want to make a difference but lack the knowledge, resources, or tools.
They can make an impact in your community! With the proper guidance and direction, they can use your drive and ambition to create real change that will improve the lives of those around you.
Community Leadership Academy for Social Innovation (CLASI) provides access to live training, self-paced course materials, coaching, nonfinancial gifts, and more. Register today and learn how to use our Community-Driven Social Innovation (CDSI) process to invoke positive global change.
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Community-Driven Social Innovation Program
Trying to make a difference in a community can be a daunting challenge, especially when tackling complex social issues. Solutions to these issues often require combining the efforts of multiple stakeholders with different interests and goals.
What if there was an easier way to rally together a community and create solutions that have lasting, transformational impacts? Together we can drive real change in communities by working towards win-win agreements between stakeholders. With this collaboration, we can unlock the collective wisdom within communities and create meaningful change that uplifts everyone.
Request our Community-Driven Social Innovation (CDSI) Service or participate in our open-to-the-public Cross-Community Collaboration Sessions, where we’ll discover residents' challenges, define gaps in resource needs, coach lean start-ups, and evaluate social impacts for long-term sustainability. We believe the power to make real, lasting change lies within our communities, and with the CDSI process, we are helping unlock that potential!
Social Impact Management Program
Society can be complex, and implementing effective social services can be challenging. Organizations need support to develop comprehensive solutions to address systemic social problems in their communities, but it's difficult to measure if interventions are working and having the desired impact.
Imagine an organization equipped with the tools, resources, and data to create lasting change and impact its community. Finally, you can make a difference and have confidence that your efforts will bring positive outcomes.
Social Impact Management Services provide the support you need to create effective public and social services that benefit your community. With our help, you'll access impactful data-driven strategies for scaling proven interventions while getting guidance on implementation science to scale and replicate the benefits. Ensure your organization has what it needs to bring about real change — contact us today!
Our Community-Driven Social Innovation (CDSI) 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