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New Brief: Employer Hiring Incentives for Justice-Involved Individuals

This document provides an overview of a selection of resources available to employers when hiring justice-involved individuals. These incentives align with the California Fair Chance Act (Assembly Bill No. 1008) which prohibits most California’s employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal record history on job applicants prior to making a job offer.

Call for Papers: 2020 Social Innovation Summit

On April 3, 2020, the Social Innovation Summit: Building the Field in 2020, will discuss the current landscape of the field of social innovation, focusing on emerging areas of theoretical and empirical work. Summit presenters will include leading social innovation scholars from across the globe, who will share and discuss research papers organized into four topics: social movements, social entrepreneurship, sectors and systems, and financing social innovation.

The Price Center for Social Innovation encourages students, scholars, and educators
from all disciplines to submit paper proposals for the Social Innovation Summit. Individual paper proposals should include an extended abstract (5 pages) with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Full papers are also welcome.

Research paper submissions due November 30. Read here for more details and submission guidelines.

NDSC Data Story: Early Childhood Development in Westlake and Silver Lake

By age five, a child’s brain has grown to 90% of the size of an adult’s brain and developed more during those first few years than at any other time in their life. During this critical period, brains build neural connections between cells that influence how children move, communicate, emote, and think. This process, in turn, lays the foundation for healthy, capable, and successful adults. Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman confirmed the importance of this age group when his research found that every $1 invested in early childhood programs yields an average of $4 to $16 in returns. This story explores the unique challenges facing organizations and communities looking to support children in this crucial stage of development and the strategies used to provide the environment, resources, and security young children need to learn and grow.