Social Equity Initiative

Second Edition

Social Leapfrog Program

In September 2020, the second edition of the Social Leapfrog Program began with the following selected ten social organizations to start the diagnosis: ARCIL, ARIA, Associação Salvador, CECD, Centro Social de Soutelo, Crescer, Fundação Dr José Lourenço Júnior, Just a Change, UDream e VilacomVida.

  • Foundation: 1976
  • Location: Lousã
  • Social problem: fighting the high risk of segregation and the social exclusion of people with disabilities or in situations of disability.
  • Website: www.arcil.org.pt
  • Foundation: 1991
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: fighting the social and professional exclusion of people with mental health problems in the surrounding community.
  • Website: www.aria.com.pt
  • Foundation: 2003
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: the inclusion of people with motor disabilities in society and how to improve their quality of life.
  • Website: www.associacaosalvador.com
  • Foundation: 1976
  • Location: Sintra
  • Social problem: the social inclusion of children, young adults, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, multiples disabilities, and other people with social disadvantage.
  • Website: www.cecd.pt
  • Foundation: 1976
  • Location: Gondomar
  • Social problem: how to bridge the gap of employability of socially vulnerable audiences.
  • Website: www.centrosocialsoutelo.org
  • Foundation: 2001
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: fighting social exclusion and vulnerability in homeless situations, consumption of psychoactive substances, poverty, unemployment, and migration.
  • Website: https://crescer.org/
  • Foundation: 1994
  • Location: Leiria
  • Social problem: fighting the exclusion and isolation of older people in rural contexts in the surrounding community.
  • Website: https://www.fundacaojlourencojr.org/
  • Foundation: 2010
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: fighting housing poverty in different parts of the country.
  • Website: https://www.justachange.pt/
  • Foundation: 2013
  • Location: Porto
  • Social problem: bridging the gap of the lack of social leaders in Portugal.
  • Website: www.udream.pt
  • Foundation: 2016
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: the absence of an adequate social response to employ young people with mild intellectual development disorders.
  • Website: https://www.vilacomvida.pt/

Previous Editions

The year of 2019 sets the beginning of the pilot of the Social Leapfrog for which 7 out of 10 diagnosed organizations were selected to move forward: A Barragem, Ajuda de Mãe, Alzheimer Portugal, Biovilla, Cercica, Mezze, and Semear. The 3 organizations that did not move forward in the program were: Cabaz do Peixe, Centro Social Paroquial São Francisco de Paula and Wave by Wave.

 

A BARRAGEM

AJUDA DE MÃE

BIOVILLA

ALZHEIMER PORTUGAL

CERCICA

  • Location: Cascais
  • Foundation: 1976
  • Social Problem: Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Website: https://www.cercica.pt/

MEZZE

SEMEAR

  • Foundation: 2013
  • Location: Oeiras/Lisboa
  • Social Problem: Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities
  • Website: www.semear.pt