The Social Solutions Library
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Our network of small nonprofits offer solutions for:
Debt-Free College Access
History Makers Workshop - Preserving BIPOC History
Drone Technology & Careers for Young Women of Color
Emergency Services - Clothing
Intergenerational Mental Healthcare
Veteran Art for Mental Healthcare
Food Storage Hubs for Hunger Relief
Business Development for Urban Artists and Immigrant and Refugees
The Neurodivergent Student Alliance operates in 10 U.S. schools as well as one in Hong Kong. Student activists are reshaping educational systems to create responsive classrooms for students who are neurodiverse and experience varying degrees of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
Awarded a $1 million innovation grant by Alliance Healthcare Foundation to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational trauma. The program prioritizes mental health needs of communities of color and trains BIPOC mental health providers to spread a culture of healing in communities of color.
Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurship
Bless These Hands ends dependency on government financial aid for newly resettled immigrants and refugees. It is a micro-enterprise program where women from Afghanistan and Iraq receive seamstress training, sewing machines, and fabric to start businesses. This program builds a network of refugee entrepreneurs, selling clothing and home decor products that respect Afghanistan and Iraq cultural traditions. Business revenue eliminates dependency on government financial assistance programs and economically empowers women.
Cold Food Storage Hubs
A nonprofit organization that operates a regional food recovery system. To strengthen the local region's capacity to recover and redistribute edible food to hungry residents, the organization partners with a number of food generators, food recovery/distribution organizations, and kitchens. It has received and delivered over 3.7 million pounds of nourishing food, worth over $4 million. The creation of a Cold Food Hub is a collaborative effort among feeding organizations, farmers and fisherman who require cold and frozen storage facilities.
Awarded $100k by the County of San Diego to create a new generation of BIPOC female innovators in the field of digital historic preservation and drone technology. Building the career skills to become high-income earners via a paid workforce development program.
Efforts are underway to expand to Ghana and London.
Vet Art Projects
Awarded $2.2 million by the State of California to expand Pop-Up Community Creative Arts Cafes. These events focus on mental wellness for veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life. Over 400 veterans attend events in San Diego, Sacramento and elsewhere. They showcase their art to promote wellbeing.
Urban Artists Start-Ups
A creative business incubator is providing training to over 300 artists in business development skills that will enable them to graduate from living below the poverty line to operating profitable art businesses. During the Creative Business Fellowship Program, urban artists are taught how to MONETIZE their creativity by developing a business model, pricing their services and products, tracking expenses and building profit, protecting their intellectual property, and developing a business plan for long-term success.
Currently available in four locations. Partnership with the City of San Marcos' Community Center and two Family Justice Centers to install a specialized clothing closet at their locations for infants, youth, women and men who are in immediate need of clothing. Collaborates with law enforcement and special services to ensure that clothing is available to victims of rape and abuse. Dresses students and professionals for school and work.