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Social Contract helps communities solve complex social problems. We partner with government, philanthropic, and community leaders who are invested in solving a specific social challenge, in a specific place.

We do this through a collaborative [ and iterative ] process.

We build powerful/efficient collaboratives that accelerate the pace of change and lead to positive disruption in the social sector.

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WE TEST ASSUMPTIONS

New ideas and innovations generated in the “design stage” are broken down into their component parts. Assumptions are identified, and put to the test.

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WE LEARN QUICKLY

Social Contract will identify the “highest value” work that must be done to drive impact on a complex social challenge – we discover this through an intensive data collection, rapid cycle iteration, national research and incisive facilitation strategies.

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WE FOSTER COLLABORATIVE ACTION

We believe sustainable community solutions build from existing assets, who learn to work together in new ways. Our process is deeply collaborative in nature, which in turn fuels collaborative, effective breakthrough strategies.

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WE MEASURE EVERYTHING

Data insights demonstrate which solutions require deeper investment, and specifically in what way this can be done leveraging economies of scale.

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WE REWRITE THE SOCIAL CONTRACT

Ultimately, this crucial process provides the foundation for a new system of governance between these existing partners.

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WE REWRITE THE SOCIAL CONTRACT

Nope — not a typo! We believe in the constant pursuit of better. Each strategy, project, and collaboration will always be open to learning, change and iteration.

FUNDERS

Funders can activate collective impact movements & collaborative frameworks that move the needle on complex social challenges.

NON PROFIT

Partners can test new ideas, learn from mistakes and successes to unleash breakthrough strategies that chart a more effective path forward.

CHANGE AGENTS

Emerging leaders can find a home at Social Contract, gaining facilitation, design thinking, & management tools needed to drive powerful social change.

Our Projects

Dual School

Are students really prepared for their future beyond the classroom? There is growing concern that the skills students will need to be relevant, such as collaboration, persistence, creative problem solving, aren’t being taught. Dual School seeks to provide a space where students engage with these skillsets head-on.

The Warehouse

Teens age 12+ need engaging after-school program opportunities that enrich their sense of curiosity, nurture their development, and rely on a staff of mentors to whom they can turn. For teens of low-income, these opportunities simply do not exist. The Warehouse seeks to change that.

Summercollab

Due to a lack of resources and developmental opportunities, children of low-income are likely to lose up to three months of learning during the summer time, contributing to two-thirds of the opportunity gap between high- and low-income students. SummerCollab seeks to close the gap by making summer smarter.