The USC Price Center for Social Innovation develops ideas and illuminates strategies to improve the quality of life for people in low-income, urban communities.


NEW ARTICLE: From Citizen Control to Co-Production Moving Beyond a Linear Conception of Citizen Participation

Gearing Up for Good

Patagonia has stared down nay-sayers to show that a ‘good’ company can thrive. Director of Philosophy Vincent Stanley came to USC Price to explain how it’s done.


June 2019 Newsletter

USC Price Center and HPRI Director Dr. Gary Painter’s California State Senate Testimony on AB 891’s Safe Parking Program

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Wed, July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NDSC Community Training

Wed, August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NDSC Community Training

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Our Research

Pathways to Opportunity

Developing successful cradle to career pathways for families and children in low-income urban communities, including: access to education and jobs, healthy and safe communities, transportation, and affordable housing.

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New Models to Deliver Social Impact

Identifying new organizational forms, financing models, public-private collaborations, and technologies that can improve social outcomes across an array of policy areas.

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Evaluation Frameworks

Developing new methods for evaluating social innovation models, that account for risk and allow for successes and failures to be evaluated in trusted frameworks.

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Special Initiatives

The Price Center for Social Innovation engages in a number of long-term initiatives that advance our work in social innovation. Initiatives include: the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and the Homelessness Policy Research Institute.

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The Price Center for Social Innovation is proud to offer unique educational programs in social innovation, including: a graduate certificate in social innovation, a new executive education program for practitioners working in social impact organizations, and a wide range of student programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities outside the classroom.

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