Helping Kids Create Their Own Worlds Inside School

Belief Statement

We believe in the power of kids and in their potential to do extraordinary things so much so that we challenge the status quo about who they are, what they can do, and how and from whom they learn. We help young people create their own world inside school and turn over the reins for them to manage it. We encourage them to design and manufacture products, sell them in their own marketplace of ideas, write and enforce their own laws, and along the way to grapple with the moral and ethical challenges that arise. Through the MicroSociety system, students learn the value and utility of their curriculum while making sense of their world.

Fast Facts

The MicroSociety model has proven successful with every segment of the population, impacting the lives of 300,000 children and youth.

MSI supports 120 sites annually across the United States and sites in 5 countries.

60% of the schools are non-charter, non-magnet, and non-private schools.

On average, 72% of all MicroSociety sites are implementing the whole school model and 28% are implementing the after-school curriculum.

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds with  33% being Hispanic, 31% African American, 29% Caucasian and 7% representing other ethnic groups.

62% of students served are in elementary schools and 38% are secondary.

MicroSociety schools are located in all geographic regions that include 66% urban, 19% rural, and 15% suburban.


MicroSociety International (MSI) has a twenty-five year track record of success.

Our Team

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Chris Bozzone

Director of School Partnerships and Community Relations


(215) 922-4006 ext. 100

Pam Coad

Pam Coad

Vice President, Program


(215) 407-5437

Suzanne Downing

Suzanne Downing

Regional Director



Tamara Holloway

Tamara Holloway

Social Media Liaison



Katie Kaleita

Katie Kaleita

Media Guru



Carolynn King-Richmond

Carolynn King-Richmond

President and CEO


(215) 922-4006

Laura Mejia

Laura Mejia

Executive Director, South America


Robyn Pancoast

Robyn Pancoast

Communications Guru



Veronica Salazar

Veronica Salazar

Program Assistant and Office Manager


(215) 922-4006 ext. 150

Francie Summers

Francie Summers

Regional Director


(215) 922-4006

Milt Williams

Milt Williams

Executive Director, Canada


Sandi Williams

Sandi Williams

Chief of Operations and Strategic Partnerships


(215) 922-4006 ext. 160

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Senior Adviser, Teaching & Learning


(215) 290-5437

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Featured Video

Aspen Heights Microsociety

King's Way curriculum challenges students to build society from scratch

The Columbian - King's Way Christian Schools first-graders Meah Carlson, left, and Cali Creagan, right, pack bags full of popcorn to sell Thursday during the marketplace section of the school's new yearlong MicroSociety project. The curriculum puts students in charge of running a country over the course of the year.

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Parkland Village School

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MicroSociety – Talbot

“MicroSociety – An antedote for school boredom”

Barrons 1100 Words You Need To Know – 40th Anniversary, Fifth Edition

“With MicroSociety, no child is left behind.  We have learned that the hearing and deaf worlds don’t have to clash.  With Micro, we in the deaf community are connected to the hearing world through our experiences and our jobs.”

Milagros, Middle School, Bruce Street School for the Deaf, NJ

“Micro helps you relate to your school work.  For example, when I was V.P. of Marketing, I had to fill out a monthly marketing sheet that required math, reading, and writing.  They were all combined and helped me appreciate my skills.”

Toni, 5th grade, El Paso, Texas

“In high school, everyone sees a big difference between the kids who went through Sageland Elementary School and those who didn’t.  MicroSociety kids work for the challenge; they want to strive to achieve.  Other kids want to just slide by.  Micro kids want to make sure they are prepared for the real world and ready for college. They know they have a future!”

Tanya, 10th grade, El Paso, Texas

“Our standardized test scores rocketed with our first year of implementing Micro.  Our student attendance dramatically increased.  If they come to school they can learn.”

Jim Otto, Principal, Philadelphia

“MicroSociety gives bilingual students the opportunity to use their language skills as they would in real world settings and they experience success on the job. As a result, they excel in school.”

Jorge Ramirez, Principal, California

Micro taught me to be responsible for my actions, to be responsible – period (which not many kids my age know how to do).

Ava, 8th grade, Matthew Gilbert Middle School

Micro makes you more aware of your surroundings.  Not just focusing on yourself but what other people need, what they are going through.

Laurie, 11th grade, Alumnus

Micro was huge for me and that the job is the definition of “you get out what you put in”. I know that was the case for me, and its certainly had a lasting impact on my life

Danny Durazo-Former Intern