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.


NDSC: New Data Initiative

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation and USC Safe Communities Institute joined forces to help redefine public safety and criminal justice by collecting and disseminating new neighborhood-level criminal justice data for select communities across Los Angeles County.


San Diego freezes tenant evictions linked to coronavirus as landlords plead for help

Staying home slows the coronavirus, but what if you’re homeless?

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Wed, April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April NDSC Community Training: Now on Zoom

Tue, April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Online Event: How will the pandemic affect our homeless?

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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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