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Los Angeles Urban Funders: Philanthropic initiatives in the aftermath of the 1992 civil unrest

Shortly after the 1992 L.A. civil unrest, a funder collaborative emerged to improve socioeconomic conditions in three of the city’s most neglected neighborhoods. In all, more than 29 foundations participated in Los Angeles Urban Funders (LAUF), giving away more than $25 million over the course of a decade. LAUF modeled new and effective ways for foundations to work with each other and with low-income communities. The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy undertook an inquiry to document the initiative and lessons for philanthropic practice and the field of community development.

IPPAM master’s program celebrates 20 years of educating global professionals

For 20 years, the International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) master’s program at USC Price has fostered international collaboration and intercultural understanding by attracting mid-career professionals from around the globe to USC to study together. Numerous graduates have gone on to work as government officials, nonprofit managers, policy specialists, and business and community leaders. In October, about 60 alumni from 10 countries returned to Los Angeles for three days of reunion events celebrating IPPAM’s 20th anniversary.

Myers study: Investing in children critical to nation’s economic, political future

Ensuring the health and well-being of children in the U.S. has never been more critical to the nation’s economic and political future, according to a new report by USC Price School of Public Policy Dowell Myers. This new analysis finds declining birth rates and the retirement of the sizable Baby Boom generation make the U.S. dependent on an increasingly smaller population of workers and consumers to drive the economy and generate tax revenue.

Price’s Bharne contributes to new book examining Chandigarh, one of India’s most iconic cities

USC Price School of Public Policy Adjunct Associate Professor Vinayak Bharne is a contributing author to the new book Chandigarh Rethink: Transforming Ruralities & Edge(ness) in Global Urbanities, edited by Professor Manu Sobti of University of Queensland, Australia.