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.


Upcoming event featuring speakers from Hilton Foundation and LA County about Pay for Success

Los Angeles County has launched Just in Reach, a new housing program that will reduce jail recidivism and help end homelessness among people experiencing repeat jail stays.

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation Launches The Neighborhood Data for Social Change Platform!

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform will provide LA County stakeholders the numbers needed to advocate for a better quality of life within their communities.

Social Innovation Research Grant RFP, Deadline November 17, 2017

This Request for Proposals (RFP) announces a faculty research grant competition to fund social innovation research that improves the quality of life for residents of low-income, urban communities.

Why is social innovation more relevant today than 8 years ago?

Sonal Shah, Executive Director of the Beeck Center at Georgetown and founder of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation joined us recently for a Social Innovation Research Talk.

New Journal Article on Immigrants and Housing Demand

Gary Painter writes about Immigrants and Housing Demand in the Cato Journal’s Fall 2017 issue on the Economics of Immigration.


Price Social Innovation and Marshall Net Impact have teamed up for a collaborative consulting project with LURN

Price CSI launches data platform to help communities promote better quality of life

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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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