Tools for Schools


Cambio Courses

Our social innovation courses emphasize real world problem solving, social entrepreneurship, design for impact, community partnerships, and youth activism

Cambio Courses can be launched as elective classes, after schools clubs,  or summer courses

Build your Own Social Startup

(The BOSS Program)

The BOSS program is not just a course, but an incubator and real world launchpad for student-run startups.

Students develop entrepreneurial mindset to ideate, pitch, prototype, and launch their own organizations driven by social missions. Young social entrepreneurs learn to develop strong teams and business models, empathy with customers and users, and a strategy for optimal sustainable impact.

Student entrepreneurs develop genuine empathy with customers and users, practice the techniques of rapid prototyping and experimentation, and learn from constant feedback by testing their social business ideas with real world users and community members as much as possible.

Bring Cambio to your School! Become a Cambio Course Instructor. Get trained through the Cambio Teachers Program. 

Design 4 Cambio

(Student-Led Design Clubs in Schools)

Teens operate Cambio Design Clubs as student led startups and after school clubs. They work with club student members to organize design challenges, workshops & events.

Students become experts in using design thinking for social impact, and collaborate with educators, community, and industry partners to equip young people of all ages with real world problem solving skills.

Students create access to design thinking activities and events by working with other schools, educational innovators, and Cambio Club members across our collaborative network.

Bring Cambio to your School! Become a Cambio Course Instructor. Get trained through the Cambio Teachers Program.

Coming Soon

Community Design Lab

(An Incubator for Inclusive Community Projects)

Student teams work with community partners to design and propose projects that serve local community needs. 

By working closely with organizations and nonprofits in local neighborhoods, students practice humility and empathy by listening to real community members, discovering genuine local problems and needs, and facilitating a radically participatory design process where community members can brainstorm ideas, offer feedback, and vote on the best community projects to prototype and pilot. 

Bring Cambio to your School! Become a Cambio Course Instructor. Get trained through the Cambio Teachers Program.

Cambio Courses

Partner with us as K-12 or university leaders, educators, and student innovators that will solve the world's most urgent social and environmental problems. Support our movement as government partners, education advocates, donors, training centers, and supporters of youth empowerment.


The Problem

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.

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Our Solution

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 education reform and youth-led innovation. 

Cambio Students develop...

21st Century Survival Skills

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Hustle & Grit

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Agency & Voice

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Collaboration Skills

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Communication Skills

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An Orientation Towards Community

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Maker Mindset

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Empathy & Humility

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Leadership Skills

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Critical Thinking Skills

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A Sense of Purpose