Activating Markets for Social Change

Neighborhood Data for Social Change   (Los Angeles)

April 2016

The annual USC Price Center conference magnifies the impact of social innovators by bringing them together with change leaders from around the world in a common pursuit of equality of opportunity for children and families in marginalized urban communities. Corporate, nonprofit, public sector, and foundation leaders delve into innovative strategies for leveraging capital sufficient in scale to significantly reduce concentrated poverty and improve social mobility in marginalized communities.


This day-and-a-half conference convened a multi-disciplinary team of nationally and internationally-recognized scholars and practitioners to illuminate innovative strategies around value capture for local governments, state and regional tax approaches, Pay-for-Success/social impact bonds, comprehensive community initiatives, connecting communities to 21st century jobs, social entrepreneurship and social change, and federal Promise Zones.