USC Price School of Public Policy

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute


The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, housed at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, is the nation’s oldest and most well-recognized think tank on Latino issues. For nearly two decades, TRPI has studied and analyzed the issues of the Latino population in the United States. Latinos now comprise the nation’s largest “minority” population and its fastest growing. By 2050, one-fourth of all Americans will be of Latino origin. Los Angeles is the epicenter of Latino impact and a microcosm of the myriad issues Latinos face.

TRPI clusters its research and policy advocacy activities into four main areas: economic well-being, on which the future of the Latino community’s well-being depends; educational issues faced by Latino students, parents, teachers, and administrators; information technology—closing the gap between the technological “haves” and “have-nots”; and political and civic engagement, giving voice to the Latino community’s perceptions, preferences, experience, voting trends and political behavior.