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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 literature review examines the implementation of Fair Chance and Ban the Box laws and their subsequent impact on justice-involved individuals, employers and their communities.

This report presents findings from a survey conducted in 2019, focused on understanding the coping strategies & adjustments that LA renters make in response to high rents.

This report provides the project strategy overview, with key findings from analyses of listening sessions and public safety data.

Governments in some of the world’s richest nations appear to be caught in a double challenge of declining social budgets even as social needs are increasing.

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No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles

USC Equity Research Institute (ERI): Data and Analysis to Power Social Change

Year: 2020

Prior to the stay-at-home public health directive, civic boosters promoted Los Angeles as a metropolis that was confronting its problems and making progress. Local and state governments enjoyed budget surpluses, unprecedented investments were committed by Angelenos to respond to homelessness, … Continue reading


Museums as Classrooms: The Academic and Behavioral Impacts of “School in the Park”

American Educational Research Association

Year: 2020

Access to community cultural institutions such as museums, zoos, and theaters has the potential to improve students’ educational experiences. This article estimates the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students that takes place within … Continue reading


State and Local Aid for Immigrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovating Inclusion

Center for Migration Studies

Year: 2020

State and local governments have exercised unusual powers since the early days of the Coronavirus lockdowns, ordering businesses to open and close, the wearing of masks, and much else. Amidst it all, renewed activism on immigration issues in some parts … Continue reading


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


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