Member Directory

Social Innovators of America Association

Address 11110 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone (703) 651-2922
Website https://www.thesiaa.org/members
Primary Contact Dr. J. Coleman
Primary Email Info@TheSIAA.org
Executive Director John H. Coleman
Primary Focus Area Social Service
Service Areas
  • Statewide
  • National
  • DC
  • Maryland
  • No. Virginia

Mission Statement

The SIAA provides social & humanitarian innovation services to help communities solve systemic problems. We use applied social research, cross-community collaboration, and social change management.


We care about impoverished youth and families with stagnant social mobility and poor quality-of-life due to systems-of-oppression. Our partners and trusted gatekeepers are faith-based, community-based, and government organizations that are stakeholders in the lifelong education ecosystem. The SIAA supports these communities by researching the root-causes and finding strategic solutions to underlying systemic issues. Then, we use cross-community collaboration sessions with emotionally invested stakeholders to develop solutions and plans for issue resolution. Furthermore, we go beyond the research, reporting, and recommendations. We help the communities launch, scale, replicate, and institutionalize successful innovative solutions that prove to be successful.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Community-Based Social Innovation Program
Description:Members of SIAA present a case for a project that makes a social impact in one or more communities. The SIAA selects a project and seeks funding to implement the solutions that yield social impact for complex social issues or problems in the community. The types of projects we select involve multiple stakeholders with competing interests. We leverage our Cross-Community Collaboration Sessions to define problems, understand stakeholders' interests and needs. Then, we collaborate on solutions, try solutions, evaluate impact, and develop continuous improvement plans.
Program 2
Title:Social Innovation Public Forums offers
Description:The Social Innovation Public Forums offers volunteers, thought leaders, and others to work collaboratively to solve system social problems with strategic impact. Trained Facilitators, researchers, and advocates are going through any of the six stages of the social innovation process to develop solutions to problems. The Council will use a virtual collaboration environment with synchronous and asynchronous interactions, in-person collaboration sessions, or hybrid sessions. The Council will generate various ideas and project proposals that fill a project portfolio that SIAA pursues funding for implementation. The funding will support Principal and assistant Investigators, university & high-school student internships, and volunteer support to design, produce, and pilot the solution. For 2021, our first Social Innovation Council is to Design the Education System of the Future:
Examples of Program Success:Average attendance at forums is 15o people. Inputs generated by the panelist and guest are over 300 causes, effects, and solutions.
Total Program Budget:12,000 a year.
Category:Public Collaboration

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.