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Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

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University of Southern California

Gary Painter, Director for Social Policy

The Price Center promotes the exploration and understanding of how to create sustainable, holistic vitality in low-income, urban communities. To this end we develop scholars, leaders and initiatives to advance novel approaches and solutions, with a particular eye toward understanding large-scale change efforts in places and populations.  We assemble, integrate, and maintain neighborhood data to facilitate research, evaluation and action in the urban realm. We evaluate programs and policies to determine what works, why and what can be applied elsewhere. We convene local seminars and national conferences to tell data stories, to explicate the research of social innovation scholars, and to magnify 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.

Caroline Bhalla
Executive Director
Megan Goulding
Director of External Affairs
Peter Griffin
Graduate Research Assistant
Saba Mwine
Managing Director
Prof. Gary Painter photo
Gary Painter
Director for Social Policy
Elly Schoen
Data and Project Manager


The Price Center and LeadersUp are partnering to address unemployment among young people who have been involved in the justice system. Together they will partner with local businesses and... [read more]
August 28, 2019
The USC Price Center for Social Innovation and the Safe Communities Institute hosted a panel discussion and community forum on August 28th as part of their new NDSC Criminial Justice Data... [read more]
August 15, 2019
In partnership with Microsoft and the... [read more]


October 28, 2022
Meeting Materials - By: Caroline Bhalla, Los Angeles, Caroline Issacs, Tucson

Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

October 27, 2022
Video - By: Sara Jaye Sanford, Cheryl Knott, Elly Schoen, Jenna Losh, Elizabeth Burton (Moderator)

Urban Institute, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, The Data Center

October 27, 2022
Presentation - By: Elly Schoen

Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

September 1, 2022
Report - By: Nicole Brown

Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

May 1, 2022
Digital Feature - By: Ann Owens, sean f. reardon, Demetra Kalogrides, Heewon Jang, Thalia Tom

Sol Price Center for Social Innovation


Partner Webinars

October 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

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Presenters Peter Ciurczak, Boston, Geoff Smith, Chicago, Caroline Bhalla, LA, Amy Confair, Philadelphia