At its heart, SCIO is about connecting CMU students from various educational disciplines with under-privileged communities around the world in order to develop strategies for using the existing resources in each region coupled with new insights to influence implementation of long-term sustainable solutions to issues local to an area.
SCIO also promotes social responsibility and professional and personal growth by working in teams to choose new projects and to create milestones and tasks to fully follow the progress of each project through to final implementation.
SCIO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by students and young professionals who are committed to creating and implementing economically sustainable business solutions in developing communities while providing students with an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
The SCIO organization has three main goals within the organization's mission. Firstly, to increase earning capacity in impoverished communities around the world. Secondly, to educate and empower students to change the world one step at a time. And lastly, to increase awareness of social responsibility.