Social Innovation

Traditional policy approaches have failed to catalyze significant and lasting change for many complex social problems, such as homelessness, justice involvement and reentry, and educational achievement. Social innovation, which is an iterative, inclusive process that intends to generate more effective and just solutions to solve complex social problems, provides an alternative to traditional problem solving approaches. The Price Center conducts research on all aspects of social innovation, which offers both new processes and new models for solving society’s most persistent social challenges.

Place Based Initiatives in the Context of Public Policy and the Market: Moving to Higher Ground

The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

Year: 2015

This monograph represents the culmination of a year long inquiry into the state of place-based initiatives. It draws upon the contributions of a cross-section of the foremost thought leaders in this field, many of whom have spent their entire careers … Continue reading

Offices of Strategic Partnerships: Helping Philanthropy and Government Work Better Together

The Foundation Review

Year: 2014

Historically, non-profits and gov worked together to address public problems. Recent research indicates that new public-private partnerships are effective models to deliver social impact. Read more here:

Identifying high risk youth for secondary gang prevention

Journal of Crime & Justice

Year: 2014

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

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