The goals of the Center for Social Innovation are to:

1) more deeply integrate researchers and community stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships,

2) provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation, and

3) shift away from a “problem” narrative to an “opportunity” narrative for marginalized communities. Specific to our work in Inland Southern California, our activities in collaborative research, policy innovation, and narrative change are aimed to more fully realize the region’s potential in terms of its civic and nonprofit activities.