In its third year of implementation, the Leonetti/ O’Connell Family Foundation’s emergency aid programs at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) have continued to provide direct cash assistance to students experiencing financial hardships.
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The USC Price Center for Social Innovation brings an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to social innovation research. Through relevant, rigorous research, Price Center faculty explore a variety of topics that seek to inform and advance new models of equity and opportunity for low-income children and families.
This report aims to assist jurisdictions trying to reimagine public safety through focusing on key policy areas, and applies policy frameworks to present day Los Angeles.
This report outlines the findings from the project’s activities including an employer survey, Innovation Lab sessions, and case studies
The Segregation Index will be a comprehensive resource for tracking neighborhood and school segregation in the U.S., across every neighborhood and every school.
This report examines ways to improve pandemic recovery and to remove pre-pandemic barriers in South Los Angeles.
This report examines the resources and benefits available to families and identifies the points at which the social safety net may become a barrier to economic independence.
The complexity of social problems, paired with constrained public resources, requires social innovators to identify new approaches for financing the delivery of social services.
Evaluating the Academic and Behavioral Impact of School in the Park
USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
This brief summarizes estimates of the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students that takes place within the cultural institutions and museums of San Diego’s Balboa Park. The study evaluates the impact of participation … Continue reading
Identifying high risk youth for secondary gang prevention
Journal of Crime & Justice
Efforts to reduce gang violence by deterring youth from joining street gangs are of major interest in cities across the United States. Current thinking supports a comprehensive gang reduction approach that includes concurrent efforts that prevent joining, encourage leaving, and … Continue reading
Building Organizations to Change Communities: Educational Entrepreneurs in Poor Urban Areas
In K. Golden-Biddle and J. Dutton (eds.), Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations.
This chapter focuses on charter schools in poor urban areas. Charter schools are an organizational form that emerged in the early 1990s as one potential solution to failing public schools. Rather than address the performance of charter schools relative to … Continue reading
Transforming the urban food desert from the grassroots up: A model for community change
Journal of Family and Community Health
Confronted by continuing health disparities in vulnerable communities, Community Health Councils (CHC), a nonprofit community-based organization in South Los Angeles, worked with the African Americans Building a Legacy of Health Coalition and research partners to develop a community change model … Continue reading