Dear Friends:

Just over a year ago, the Price Center launched the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform, which provides neighborhood-level data across ten different policy areas in LA County. Thanks to the generous support of our friends and partners, NDSC has received over 100,000 page views, published 17 data stories, and hosted 19 community trainings.

In November, we helped our partner Lift To Rise launch a Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform in the Coachella Valley. I encourage you to explore the NDSC Coachella Valley platform, and learn more about the work of Lift To Rise.

As 2018 comes to an end, I want to thank you for your partnership and support of the Price Center for Social Innovation. I look forward to connecting in the new year, and working together to develop ideas and illuminate strategies to improve the quality of life for people in low-income urban communities.

Gary Painter 
Director, USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
2019 Southern California Symposium
Applications Due by 12/31!
The Southern California Symposium, the Price Center for Social Innovation’s executive education program, is an exceptional opportunity for learning, collaboration and professional growth over a short time frame. A concentrated and intense experience that will not wreak havoc on your calendar, the Symposium starts the third week of March and is finished by the first week of May. The time in between will prove unforgettable.

Applications for the 2019 cohort are due December 31, 2018.
A second iteration of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform launched last month in the Coachella Valley to provide local civic actors with the data they need to address the region's most pressing social challenges.

Visitors to the platform's new website ( can explore datasets, make map queries, and read the first published data stories: " Rent-Burdened Households in the Coachella Valley" and " The Eastern Coachella Valley’s Immigrant Communities".
The zip code in which one grows up is a primary determinant of life outcomes. ​Developing successful cradle to career pathways for families and children living in low-income communities is a critical component of the Price Center’s mission. The Price Center develops and disseminates research that explores new approaches to increasing opportunity for low-income residents through education, jobs, housing, and transportation.

​This Social Innovation Summit will examine Pathways to Opportunity through the lens of research and action focused in three different areas:
Educational Attainment | Foster Youth | Re-entry & Recidivism
NDSC Data Story:
Housing & Cost of Living for Los Angeles Workers
Workers all over Los Angeles County are experiencing the effects of high cost of living. This data story explores how housing and cost of living are impacting workers in two of the County’s fastest growing sectors – (1) Professional, Science and Technology Services and (2) Accommodation and Food Services – and what businesses and government can do to help make Los Angeles County an affordable place to live and work. 
NDSC Celebrates One Year!
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Understanding the Link Between Neighborhoods and Schools
By Dr. Ann Owens, Associate Director, USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Where a child grows up has a profound effect on her future outcomes in life. Inequality across places is a persistent feature of U.S. metropolitan areas. My research shows that over the past few decades, children have become more segregated by income across neighborhoods.
Price CSI Director Dr. Gary Painter quoted by CNBC discussing new AirBNB Regulations
Los Angeles passes regulation targeting Airbnb and other ...

An ordinance that would add new regulations for short-term rental housing on Airbnb and other vacation rental websites was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The ordinance would limit short-term rentals to people renting out their...

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Washington Post Op-Ed from
Associate Director Roberto Suro:
Opinion | Democrats are AWOL on immigration. They need...

Day after day, President Trump feeds his appetite for demagoguery on impoverished Hondurans. Now he is sending troops to the border. Meanwhile, Republican congressional candidates are loading the airwaves with demonizing invective aimed at...

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For more information on events, please email Events & Administrative Coordinator Stacia Fewox at .
Wed, December 19 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
VPD 107, Lower Level (USC Campus)
Thu, January 17 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
VPD 101, Lower Level (USC Campus)
Thu, February 28 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
VPD 101, Lower Level (USC Campus)
Wed, April 3 @ 12:00 - 1:00pm
VPD 101, Lower Level (USC Campus)
The USC Price Center for Social Innovation develops ideas and illuminates strategies to improve the quality of life for people in low-income urban communities.


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