Innovative Solutions

We facilitate the implementation of social innovations to solve critical problems in our communities. We believe in searching for proven innovations, because:

Innovations with proven social impact accelerate the process of change: adapting successful innovations to new contexts can be quicker and more efficient than experimenting through trial-error processes.

It optimizes existing resources: we search for innovations that have a consolidated income model to facilitate its sustainability, and that use solid impact indicators.

It increases the chances of success: proven innovations make good use of the knowledge and experience of innovators, reducing the research and development effort.

Children's University

United Kingdom

Extracurricular programme that encourages children from 5 to 14 years old to try new experiences, discover and develop interests, and acquire skills through a menu of different activities. These are carried out by accredited partners, such as museums, sports centres, universities, community partners and extracurricular clubs, etc.

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Cigales

France

Saving and investment clubs whose objective is to create local microenterprises and to finance social entrepreneurship projects locally by mobilising the fact of saving in the community they are developing in.

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Círculos de Aprendizaje

Colombia

Círculos de Aprendizaje (Learning Circles, in English) is an educational project that provides learning environments specifically designed for children in vulnerable social situations such as extreme poverty or forced displacement, through adopting a learner-centred pedagogical model in coordination with the formal school system.

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Citizen Schools

United States

Mobilises education leaders, businesses and families to carry out their model of quality out-of-school support. Its aim is to reduce the achievement gap of students without resources, by connecting them with adults in the community who help them in their training and give them guidance.

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CLT Network

United Kingdom

This organization aims to acquire and manage land, so that the local community can enjoy social, economic and environmental benefits. It works as a tripartite system: on the one hand there are the CLT housing owners, on the other hand, the entities from the third sector and public administration, and finally the local community.

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Cluster Hiring Initiative

United States

An initiative providing an alternative to departmentally based hiring practices and norms. It fosters collaborative research, education and outreach by creating new interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that cross boundaries of existing academic departments. 

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CoAbode

United States

It is a web platform that allows single mothers to meet other mothers who are in the same situation with whom they could share a home and other resources so that their life conditions are improved.

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Coach Project

Spain

Fundación Exit works to integrate young people at risk of social exclusion through innovative training projects that provide added value to businesses and enhance networking. Proyecto Coach is a job skills training programme that gives young people their first contact with the world of work, connecting them with business volunteers who guide them in the skills applied to jobs.

 

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CoderDojo

Ireland

A worldwide movement of free programming clubs for young people, where professional programmers guide their first steps in the world of programming and help them to develop a personal project. It is a voluntary initiative that encourages a self-directed system, ICT training through peer learning, and the autonomous creation of digital media projects.

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Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI)

Brazil

A movement to give young people from disadvantaged communities training in digital skills and thus increase their job opportunities and incorporation into contemporary society. The CDI communities are informal technological education spaces, also providing education in citizenship and entrepreneurship, and take place under the umbrella of partner institutions within communities.

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