The Center for Individual Opportunity (CIO) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to maximizing opportunity through a deeper scientific understanding of individuals, and the application of this knowledge to education, the workforce, and individuals themselves.
Modern science has proven that people behave, learn, and develop their talents in distinctive ways, yet these individual patterns get lost in massive systems that play to averages. These systems may have made sense in the industrial age, but in today's world they are outdated and inadequate. Ignoring this fact has made it difficult for our institutions to nurture individual potential, and we are paying the price for this failure in terms of lost opportunity, wasted talent, and reduced human capital. We can do better.
At CIO, we are leveraging insights from the science of the individual to lay the groundwork for a new way of understanding, measuring, and maximizing individual potential. We believe that these insights are the key to dramatically expanding individual opportunity by enabling us to design effective learning environments, identify better predictors of individual outcomes, and build more pathways to success.