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.

Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working, and Parenting in the Digital Age

Year: 2020

Professor Christine Beckman, Associate Director of the Price Center, Price Family Chair of Social Innovation, and Professor of Public Policy, and co-author Melissa Mazmanian, have a new book called Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working and Parenting in the Digital … Continue reading


2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools

Innovate Public Schools

Year: 2020

The annual Top Public Schools report celebrates the 278 schools closing the opportunity gap for low-income Black and Latino students in Los Angeles County. What is a Top Public School? Top Public Schools are schools that are beating the statewide … Continue reading


Full Report: The Pervasive Impacts of Rent Increases in City Heights

Year: 2020

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 the impacts of increasing … Continue reading


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


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