A Few Words About Us
We are highly skilled women with individual interests and passion for our work. We believe in creating a strong work – life balance, as to not compromise our family’s well-being. Because we enjoy what we do and have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, we are able to deliver quality products while meeting or beating given deadlines. We allow our associates to telecommute, so they can maximize efficiently and produce effective services. Our business model reduces overhead costs, which means savings for YOU!
We assist our global clients in improving their business process and client outreach, increasing their overall productivity. Our professionalism and exceptional customer service rise above others and is the reason why our clients don’t hesitate to refer us to their networks.
We take pride in providing efficient and effective consulting services that have measurable outcomes. Trust us to assist you with your projects and you’ll see why our clients are always satisfied with our services from start to finish.
We Stand For… QUALITY, INTEGRITY, and EXCELLENCE
Social Capital Solutions, Inc. (SCS) was established in the summer of 2010 to address the needs among disadvantaged communities with limited English speaking families.
We are a certified small woman- and minority- owned (SWaM) business incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia that supports highly skilled working professionals. We support women’s decisions to work from home so that they can be productive caretakers while balancing their professional career. We allow our associates to explore the perfect work-life balance that they need.
SCS supports other small woman and/or minority owned businesses by serving as a referral agency that provides technical assistance to small businesses (especially start-ups and sole proprietors) and non-profit organizations. SCS does not impose referral fees upon its associates.
Everyone associated with SCS is a contractor who manages their own business or organization. SCS coordinates with its contractors to manage projects for clients. SCS coordinates and manages a pool of seasonal and on-call workers for event planning projects.
Based in Northern Virginia, our mission is to provide technical assistance and leverage resources to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses that seek to provide educational social and health equity programs and services to limited English speaking individuals to improve their overall quality of life and build a strong supportive community. Our working relationships are built on TRUST.
What is Social Capital?
Social capital is not tangible. It’s a concept that requires a combination of trust, shared values or social norms, and maintaining relationships over time. Social capital is not based on monetary capital.
Trust is the underlying value in building social capital because it’s like an invisible glue that helps people maintain relationships over time.
Shared values or social norms are what attract people to each other. It provides them with a basis for starting conversations and engaging in social activities and events.
A person’s social capital is expanded when she begins to build new relationships from people she meets at social gatherings or activities. This is also known as “social networking.”
Through a person’s social capital, she has the ability to leverage existing resources to provide greater impact or outcome.
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Meet the Founder
Dr. Amy Trang, Ph.D., M.Ed. is the founder and CEO of Social Capital Solutions, Inc. (SCS). She has been an active community member in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 20 years.
She began her civic duty as a youth leader mentoring at-risk youth through Girl Scouts. She also worked with at-risk youth for over 10 years as a private consultant with non-profit organizations throughout graduate school (with a focus on gang prevention projects). She held private tutoring sessions to help mentor students of Asian heritage stay in, and finish, high school. Most of her students have moved on to, or finished, college and are assisting her with community volunteer projects.
With background and experience in research and evaluations, Dr. Trang has worked with many community-based organizations to design effective youth leadership development programs as well as evaluation tools to measure success.
Dr. Trang has worked in public, private, and nonprofit sectors throughout her 20+ years of working experience. She’s been consulted as a field expert in “Promising Practices among Multi-cultural and Multi-lingual communities” for state and national conferences relating to “Immigrants and Aging in America” and has published, “What Older People Want: Lessons from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Immigrant Communities” in the Winter 2008/2009 issue of the American Society on Aging (ASA)’s Generations journal, discussing the special needs of older immigrants.
Recognizing the struggling need for resources among community-based organizations that serve ethnic communities, Dr. Trang founded Social Capital Solutions, Inc. in the summer of 2010 to provide pro bono technical assistance to limited English proficient community leaders so they could continue to help members of their community adjust to their new lives in the United States. Dr. Trang supports their efforts in learning English to be active citizens in the community.
Dr. Trang has also been consulted among various government departments within Loudoun County and Fairfax County, including Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), to develop effective outreach strategies to multicultural communities, recognizing that each community has a unique need. She was hired by FCPS to assist in the writing of the Vietnamese language curriculum and program of studies (POS) that was introduced at Falls Church High School in 2015; this was the first time the Vietnamese language was introduced in a public school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Trang has also been serving on the Fairfax County Police Chief’s Diversity Recruitment Council since 2013, which she began serving as Chairperson in 2018. From 2012 – 2016, she served on Loudoun County’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, serving as Chairperson from 2013 – 2016; the Committee’s focus was on Equal Employment Opportunities. Dr. Trang also previously served as a member of the Fairfax County Health Department’s Multicultural Advisory Council from 2008 – 2014.
Dr. Trang completed her doctorate degree in Public Policy from George Mason University School of Public Policy after transferring her doctoral studies in Culture and Values of Education from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She holds a master’s degree in Social and Psychological Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia (UVA) Curry School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Mason University.
She has also been an adjunct faculty at UVA since 2000, where she teaches Asian Education, Anthropology of Education, Sociology of Education, and Critical Education Policy.