Our Influences


Jack, A.A. (2019). The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. Harvard University Press.

James, K. (2022). Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School. Grand Central Publishing.

Sandel, M.J. (2020). The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? Allen Lane.


Social Capital Builders
Social Capital Builders is an anchor for the growing social capital literacy movement in the United States. This organization helps businesses, organizations and individuals improve economic opportunities and equity through the powers of social capital literacy, analysis and development.

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW)
CEW is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and student affairs professionals.

Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed is a media company and online publication that provides news, opinion, resources, events, and jobs focused on college and university topics.

Social Capital Research
Social Capital Research provides training, research and reporting, facilitation and presentation services in relation to social capital, particularly for organizations.

Hoffman, N. (2020, May 1) Who You Know Matters More Than Ever in the COVID-19 Job Market.
JFF (Jobs for the Future).