Pathways to Opportunity

The zip code in which one grows up is a primary determinant of life outcomes. Developing successful cradle to career pathways for families and children living in low-income communities is a critical component of the Price Center’s mission. The Price Center develops and disseminates research that explores new approaches to increasing opportunity for low-income residents through education, jobs, housing, and transportation.

The Pervasive Impacts of Rent Burden in City Heights

USC Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2019

Increasing rent prices have left many families struggling to make ends meet, fearing homelessness or displacement. City Heights, like many other neighborhoods in Southern California, faces a critical moment to address this important issue. To understand how residents are coping … Continue reading

New Brief: Employer Hiring Incentives for Justice-Involved Individuals

Year: 2019

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 … Continue reading

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals


Year: 2019

Empowering the New Mobility Workforce: Educating, Training, and Inspiring Future Transportation Professionals enlists a multidisciplinary roster of subject matter experts who identify the priorities and strategies for cultivating a skilled workforce for the rapidly changing transportation landscape. Transportation employers will … Continue reading

Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students

Year: 2019

Our Top Public Schools for Underserved Students report highlights those schools closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Since 2015, we have produced this report annually for Bay Area schools. This is our first … Continue reading

Morongo Basin Community Health Needs Assessment

Year: 2017

The USC Price Center for Social Innovation collaborated with the Morongo Basin Healthcare District to produce a community health needs assessment for the Morongo Basin. Read the full report here.

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