United 4 Social Change is a nonprofit startup that develops effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and actively participate in the creation and dissemination of ideas.
The need for civic leaders (members of society who have the awareness, desire, and capacity to drive social change) is becoming apparent all over the world. People are either unable to see social ills, don’t appreciate the need for change, or don’t have the tools and skills to spur change.
This is why our work at U4SC has become ever crucial in making sure that everyone, and not just political and economic leaders, are participating in civic leadership.
We do this through a three-pronged approach that corresponds to the three levels of problems outlined above. We enlight them about social issues, ignite the fire within them to care about social problems, and unite them to act towards social change.
How Can I Participate?
We currently run online programs where students participate in 8-week internships in argumentative writing or public speaking.
After our lesson, they submit an outline for us to review and then write an article or speech for publication using the skills from that week's lesson.
Our workshops center on building skills in public speaking and argumentative writing while also including discussions on advocacy, current events, and decision-making throughout the workshop.
We also incorporate content and perspectives from various disciplines (sociology, philosophy, behavioral economics, psychology, history, rhetoric, logic, and more!)
We provide an accessible interdisciplinary civics education for all. We provide resources for students to learn fundamental skills and concepts necessary to be effective civic leaders.
We take content from various disciplines (philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, economics, history, etc.) and show students how that knowledge can be used effectively in their daily lives.