ABOUT START-UP NYCHA
Empowering Entrepreneurs, Driving Impact, and Creating Opportunities.
Startup NYCHA is an initiative to bring social entrepreneurship programs and business development resources to NYCHA developments across New York City. Entrepreneurial courses and training will be designed and facilitated by nonprofit Cambio Labs, using their Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum and proprietary Journey Platform – a gamified learning portal that can be used to fun courses and train NYCHA resident instructors at scale.
learn social entrepreneurial skills to tackle social and environmental issues.
Residents of the New York City Housing Authority are underserved and face many local, social, and environmental problems. To alleviate this youth aged 15-18 will learn social entrepreneurial skills to tackle these issues, through employment opportunities, mentorship, coaching, and funding.
WHAT WE DO
Solve social and environmental problems by launching community-based projects for young aspiring social entrepreneurs.
To create access to entrepreneurial education and resources so that NYCHA residents can launch their own companies, gain access to employment and internship opportunities, and launch community-based projects that can also solve local social and environmental problems.
Develop Your Business Competencies
Develop competencies that can help students gain employment or launch their own businesses.
Build Social Capital
Participants increase their social capital by being mentored and coached by professionals in finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.
The program helps students standout on their resumes and program graduates will be connected to paid internship opportunities.
Creating Training and Employment Opportunity
Opportunity for training and employment as an instructor.
OUR PROGRAM & HOW IT WORKS
Participate in our 12-week pilot program to solve local social issues by collaborating together and launching real business.
Our proposal is to run a 12-week pilot program at Fulton Houses from 2023-2024 in partnership with Miguel Acevedo and the Tenant Association. This pilot program will target NYCHA youth (15-18 years old), and during the course student entrepreneurs will form teams, analyze local social issues, and launch real businesses that can both generate wealth and address local community needs.
NYCHA youth 15-18 years old
Miguel Acevedo and the tenant association
Student entrepreneurs will form teams, analyze local social issues, and launch real businesses that can both generate wealth and address local community needs.
Let’s Make an Impact Together.
Cambio Labs creates educational technology and curricular programs that transform students into social entrepreneurs, designers for impact, and community activists.