Communities Collaborating to Solve Social Problems

Young Social Innovators of the Future
(YSIF) Program

Developing students from 7th to 12th grades to work on social projects that affect poor communities.

Community Leadership Academy for Social Humanitarians (CLASH) Program 

Social Innovation Coaching for 18 to 30-year old Community Leaders, Advocates, and Activist working to eliminate social inequality & injustice.

Social & Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) Program

Facilitating multiple stakeholders with conflicting interests to create bottom-up, win-win solutions to community problems.

Public Social Innovation Forum 

Virtual and Hybrid online collaboration sessions to solve systemic social issues that cross multiple communities.

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Young Social Innovators of the Future Program
  • The students will solve social problems that matter to them by using qualitative research, data analytics, design thinking, critical thinking, and team-building skills.


  • The program provides structured weekend and afternoon programs with curricula for youth between the ages of 12 to 18 years old.


  • The program shows students how to use our Social and Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) process.


  • The program develops a packaged yet tailorable, project-based learning (PBL) curriculum and online learning resources.


  • We provide a project-based learning environment for young people of color to make innovative yet nonviolent systemic social changes in poor communities.


  • We partner with existing Nonprofit founders of after-school programs, Minority STEM Promotion programs, and small private or home schools dedicated to students of color.


  • We coach Nonprofit leaders' staff and volunteers on our SHIFT curriculum, and our coaches deliver the training or both.


To work with us on the SI of the Future program, please click the subscription button below:

Community Leadership Academy for Social Humanitarian (CLASH) Program
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  • At the end of programs, the Community Change Agents will have conducted their community-Based projects to resolve a social issue in their respective state.


  •  We select a cohort of Community leaders, activists, and advocates. We also invite founders of startup nonprofits or social entrepreneurs.


  • Run the program for 6 to 9 -months per year for major metropolitan areas for marginalized young adults from ages 18 to 30-year old. 


  • Cohort members go through a competitive application, concept pitch, and interview process.


  • The program will train and develop the cohorts to use our Social & Humanitarian Innovation For Transformation (SHIFT) process to invoke change in their communities.


  • The program will support three (3) cohorts of 5-8 community leaders in multiple jurisdictions in the DC, MD, VA metropolitan areas.


  • Each cohort member receives access to training, coaching, accomplished community leaders, and nonfinancial gifts to launch their community event.



To stay informed of our progress or our needs for the Community Change Agent Academy Program, please click the subscription button below:

Social & Humanitarian Innovation For Transformation (SHIFT) Program
  • The community will receive pro bono services from professional solution providers trained in our Social & Humanitarian Innovation For Transformation (SHIFT) process.


  • Government or Sponsors present a case for a community that needs solutions for critical issues, and we agree to Shepard them through a process to makes a social impact in their communities


  • The types of projects involve multiple stakeholders with competing interests.  


  • We leverage our Cross-Community Collaboration Sessions to define problems, understand stakeholders, and collaborate on solutions.



To submit a request or sponsor a Community-Based SI Program, please click the Contact Us button below:

Public Social Innovation Forums
  • The program develops a portfolio of projects to solve complex systemic social problems. We work with practitioners and thought-leaders that are involved in problems that affect multiple communities.


  • The forums offer members of the public a fun and engaging opportunity to work collaboratively to solve systemic social problems 


  • We use interactive webinars and synchronous and asynchronous collaborations that are virtual or hybrid


  • The Forums will generate various ideas and project proposals that SIAA pursues funding to implement with the communities.


  • Funding supports principal and assistant Investigators, university & high-school interns, and material & supplies.


  • The forums help communities with their unique combination objectives aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  • Any member can Chair and charter a SI Council with at least five volunteers.


To get involved with our Public SI Forums, please see our Special Events or click the button to contact us:

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Our Social and Humanitarian Innovation for Transformation (SHIFT) Process
Is Designed to Achieve Communities' Unique Combination of Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Gender Equality
Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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Reduced Inequality
Reduced Inequality

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Responsible Consumption and Production
Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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Partnerships to Achieve the Goal
Partnerships to Achieve the Goal

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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