Social Equity Initiative

Social Leapfrog Program

Current Editions

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.

 

 

 

ARCIL

  • 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

ARIA

  • 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

Salvador Association

  • 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

CECD

  • 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

Soutelo Social Center

  • Foundation: 1976
  • Location: Gondomar
  • Social problem: how to help the employability of socially vulnerable audiences
  • Website: www.centrosocialsoutelo.org

CRESCER

  • 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/

Just a Change

  • Foundation: 2010
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: fighting housing poverty in different parts of the country
  • Website: https://www.justachange.pt/

U.Dream

  • Foundation: 2013
  • Location: Porto
  • Social problem: bridging the gap of the lack of social leaders in Portugal
  • Website: www.udream.pt

Vila com Vida

  • 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/

In March 2022, the third edition of the Social Leapfrog program began with ten social organizations pre-selected in the diagnosis stage. These were Academia Ten, AMUT, APPDA, ATNP, Cadin, CDI Portugal, CJSJ, Comunidade de Vida e Paz, Prevenir, Vitamimos.

 

 

                                      

                                                           

Academia Ten

  • Foundation: 2014
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: to fight the mindset that the growth potential, learning and success of students is limited.
  • Website: https://academiaten.pt/

AMUT

  • Foundation: 2011
  • Location: Gondomar
  • Social problem: economic difficulties in accessing the various medical and therapeutic responses and complementary means of diagnosis on the market, linked to the social and cultural apedeutism around the ways of taking care of health.
  • Website: https://amut.pt/

ATNP

  • Foundation: 1930
  • Location: Porto
  • Social problem: goal of intervene in 3 social problems: access to quality education, capacitation of young unemployed young adults, environmental sustainability.
  • Website: https://atnp.webnode.pt/

CADIN

  • Foundation: 2003
  • Location: Cascais
  • Social problem: Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Website: https://cadin.net/

CDI Portugal

CJSJ

  • Foundation: 1915
  • Location: Guimarães
  • Social problem: the reception and social inclusion of children and young adults in danger, without essential family support or at risk of social exclusion.  
  • Website: https://www.cjsj.pt/

Comunidade de Vida e Paz

  • Foundation: 1989
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: to withdraw people in homeless situation from streets and help them in their therapeutic recovery process and social reinsertion.
  • Website: https://www.cvidaepaz.pt/

 Prevenir

VITAMIMOS

  • Foundation: 2011
  • Location: Cascais
  • Social problem: childhood obesity, poor consumption of fruit and vegetables with interventions aimed at improving functional health literacy, with consequent improvement in eating habits.
  • Website: https://www.vitamimos.pt/

 APPDA

  • Foundation: 1917
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Social problem: the inclusion of people with autism in society and how to improve their quality of life.
  • Website: https://www.appda-lisboa.org.pt/