50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional War on Poverty.” However, solutions to poverty in America have been elusive. The Innovating to End Urban Poverty symposium explores the context for poverty, policy history, and innovative solutions bridging families to opportunity. The symposium convenes a multi-disciplinary team of nationally-recognized scholars and practitioners to examine what is and is not working with an emphasis on the new policies, programs or practices needed to end urban poverty.
The main event of this symposium was a two-day conference held March 27th and 28th on the University of Southern California campus. Research papers, videos, and transcripts from the event are posted below in an effort to continue the conversation.