What We Do
We fill gaps towards long-term and sustainable neighborhood community development. As technology continues to transform society there are growing gaps in skills and motivation required to maintain an agile workforce pipeline for economic and quality of life development. The local neighborhood community is where these growing skill gaps are most evident among formal education, informal learning, entrepreneurship, meaningful careers, and purposeful lives. However, we believe these communities are also where education (creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge) opportunities for simple and easy to use micro learning and retooling for development are most impactful.
Furthermore, we believe future effective career, workforce and quality of life development solutions are not 'out there' waiting to be discovered, delivered, or legislated but instead are created by, evolved from, and spread among people, like germs, who are privileged with life-time access to appropriate enabling and affirming educational tools for the creation, conveyance, and use of knowledge. These tools include but not limited to entrepreneurship principles, technical competencies, and enabling high-quality computer technology applications they can use to cope with, and shape, the world in which they find themselves and consequently enrich the solutions pool of options for everyone toward personal and community development.
To these ends, we enable long-term SIC partnerships with, private, academic, and government sectors to fill gaps between formal education, informal learning, meaningful careers, and purposeful lives. We manage long-term community engagement programs that enable local SICs to coalesce around workforce and quality-of-life development issues they view as important, but may not be available, or as effective, if group members were working separately. In that spirit we provide opportunities for local SICs groups, through community service programs, to create a culture of continuous PlexLearning, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood journalism with opensource technology that complements or expands current neighborhood programs.