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“The Heights” Photo Exhibit by Matt Gainer

School-based health clinics

City Heights park on a bridge

Solving critical challenges


The Sol Price Center for Social Innovation develops ideas and social entrepreneurs who will improve the quality of life for people in low-income, urban communities across the globe.

December 16, 2014

Gary Painter Appointed Director of Social Policy

WeGaryPainter are pleased to welcome Gary Painter as our Director of Social Policy, effective January 1, 2015. In this role, Dr. Painter will provide leadership to the Center overall, but particularly in the area of social policy and urban and community development, as well as the broader field of social innovation.

Professor Painter has already made significant contributions to the Price School as Director of Graduate Programs in Public Policy and Director of Research in the Lusk Center for Real Estate. At the end of this academic year, he will step down from these roles. His research focuses on important social issues, including housing and urban economics, which makes him especially suited to guide the Sol Price Center into the future.


November 6, 2014

Faculty Grant Request for Proposals Now Open

The Sol Price Center for Social Innovation is pleased to announce a new faculty grant competition.  The RFP focuses on finding solutions to challenges facing City Heights San Diego with application to other low-income, urban communities.  Approximately, $150,000 is available.  Applications are due December 12, 2014.  Funding will be available March 2, 2015.

Please contact Richard Parks with any questions., (213) 740-8181

Price CSI – Faculty Grant RFP.

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