Social Equity Initiative

Second Edition: 2020/23

Social Leapfrog Program

In September 2020, the second edition of the Social Leapfrog program began with ten social organizations pre-selected in the diagnosis stage. Then, in February 2021, nine out of the ten were selected to move forward to the experience stage. These were ARCILARIAAssociação SalvadorCECDCentro Social de SouteloCrescerJust a ChangeUDream, and VilacomVida. The organization that did not move forward was Fundação Dr. José Lourenço Junior.

 

 

  • 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 help the 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: 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/