Who We Are
We exist to equip change-makers with the tools they need to tackle complex problems in the 21st century. We fight for universal access to quality education and youth-led innovation. We deliver social innovation programs to K-12 schools that emphasize real world problem solving, social entrepreneurship, design for community, and youth activism. Our programs are available as after school programs, elective, or summer courses. Our free toolkits for innovative educators, student leaders, and entrepreneurs are available online. We operate as an educational nonprofit and social venture that forms cross-sectoral partnerships to advance student-led social innovation and access to transformative education.
Public school funding in the United States comes from federal, state, and local government funds. Nearly half of these funds come from local property taxes, creating large differences in funding for schools between wealthy and impoverished communities - especially in urban and rural parts of the country.
Every year over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States. The country's distressed education system has produced over 2,000 "dropout factories" - high schools that graduate less than 60% of their students. 1 in 6 students attend a dropout factory in the United States. 1 in 3 minority students (32%) attend a dropout factory, compared to 8% of white students.
Cambio Labs operates as an educational nonprofit that delivers free and sponsored programs to students in low-income school districts. As a social venture, any income generated through charitable fundraising, grants, or the sale of educational toolkits and services will be administered for the purpose of offering free courses to Title 1 schools and the country's most disadvantaged students.
We help young people discover a future in entrepreneurship, civil service, and the creative sector while they develop mindsets and skills to find purpose and employment in the 21st century. Within and beyond the USA, Cambio Labs advocates for universal access to quality education and legislative policy that supports youth-led innovation.
A platform for youth movements, social startups, and community designs
Equipping change-makers with the tools they need to tackle 21st century problems
Advocating for social innovation programs to be offered in American public schools
Empowering underrepresented students, teachers, and entrepreneurs
Fighting for universal access to transformative education