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

The USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation (CSI) launched its Neighborhood Data for Social Change(NDSC) platform, a free, publicly available online resource.

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.

Former White House official Sonal Shah emphasizes social innovation’s significance

Why is social innovation more relevant today than eight 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, gave many compelling reasons during an Oct. 5 social innovation research talk, hosted by the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Access to Public Transit

Across Los Angeles County’s vast and sprawling 4,751 square miles, more than 4.5 million commuters walk, bike, drive, rideshare or take public transit to get to their jobs. Although it sounds like commuters can leverage a variety of options to get around, 73% of Angelenos drive alone to work and only 6.8% utilize public transit.

Painter, coauthor preview new book on social impact of ‘pay-for-success’ initiatives

“Pay for success” has emerged in recent years as an innovative way for governments to fund social-service programs without having to provide up-front funding or compensation for services that don’t achieve the desired outcomes.

The Southern California Symposium - Apply Today!

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation is launching a new executive education program—the Southern California Symposium—that will challenge local leaders to think deeply and collaboratively about the region’s future and to develop long-term solutions.

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