A program of the Case Foundation begun in 2008,  Social Citizens explores “the potential impact of individuals who are combining their use of digital tools and people power to make change in their communities and around the globe. Whether building platforms to facilitate conversations, motivate social action, or raise money for causes they care about, social citizens are no longer depending on traditional institutions and “top-down” structures to call the shots. Instead, they are working collaboratively, interactively, and entrepreneurially to generate new kinds of positive change in their communities and around the world.  Through the Social Citizens program, we aim to lift up and share examples of how the rising generation is helping to redefine the face of giving across all ages and backgrounds. We hope to inspire feedback and discussion online at the Social Citizens Blog, and offline through a series of programs that provide a snapshot of these social citizens and their passionate engagement with communities and causes larger than themselves. ” (emphasis added).