Pillars of 

SDOL

Social Determinants of Learning

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The Social Determinants of Learning (SDOL) are the 70% of SDOH that our Foundation believes can impact learning or be impacted by improved conditions for learning that enable the quality and longevity of all people’s lives.

Education Process as a Service

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that provide an all-in-one solution that builds a process as a service for schools. These all-in-one services include:

  • Content-specific talent acquisition, recruitment and retention paradigm
  • Data-driven instructional approaches with blended learning curriculum
  • Second-tier instructional approach that involves peer and professional tutoring
  • Technology integration of sophisticated first and third-party platforms
  • Apprenticeship and Dual Credit programs resulting in early college credit and certificates

Sustainable Food Production + Delivery

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that work on food production, logistics, and family and student delivery. These solutions include:

  • Healthy organic urban and rural indoor-production facilities
  • Logistics solutions for delivery from farm to school table and family home
  • Data-driven, scalable at school solutions for healthy food preparation and meal delivery to students and families
  • Combining school food production with community food delivery and ghost kitchens

Design and Deploy Physical Learning Environments

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have designed and developed scalable designs for classrooms, school facilities, and outdoor learning spaces. These include:

  • Data-driven, smart classroom designs that are universally designed and fully accessible for all abilities of students and teachers
  • Mixed-use facilities for schools that develop food, entertainment, and infrastructure for the community it serves
  • Data-driven virtual learning environments that integrate seamlessly with physical learning environments
  • Universally designed and fully accessible learning environments for all

SEL, Health, and Mental Health Informed Instruction

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have designed and developed scalable programs for integrating health data, social and emotional learning (SEL) data to inform holistic instruction, and mental health support for students. These include:

  • Data-driven SEL curriculum that integrates with all core content instruction
  • Programs that leverage student health data to improve learning outcomes for students
  • Mental Health programs that can also be leveraged for out-of-school and community mental health services
  • Data-driven, high-tech student, family, and caregiver nudge programs for enhancing connectedness between students, families, teachers, and community

Community Infrastructure

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have designed and developed scalable designs for bridging the digital divide for communities and classrooms. These include:

  • Mobile hotspot and other WiFi solutions that solve immediate connectivity problems
  • Broadband initiatives for neighborhoods, communities, and regions for predominantly underserved populations 
  • Combing mobile phone and computing units to provide underserved communities with smartphone and internet connection attached to compute power
  • Smart-grid and smart-city infrastructure including broadband and edge computing power

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In/After School Sport + Club Activities

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We raise funding to invest in for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have designed and developed scalable all-in-one services for sports, clubs, and out-of-school community and team building activities. These include:

  • Data-driven SEL curriculum that integrates with all core content instruction
  • Programs that leverage student health data to improve learning outcomes for students
  • Mental Health programs that can also be leveraged for out-of-school and community mental health services
  • Data-driven, high-tech student, family, and caregiver nudge programs for enhancing connectedness between students, families, teachers, and community

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