Upcoming Events



"What is happening with 2020 Census outreach? And how can I get involved and make a difference?" You may be asking yourself these questions, as you hear news stories about the risks of a possible undercount in our region, and the millions of community dollars at stake.Join us at an important regional briefing to kick off 2020, with updates from the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino, Inland Empire Community Foundation, Inland Empowerment, The Center for Social Innovation, as well as state and national partners.Please make it a priority to attend so that we can build a stronger community together.

Location: UCR Alumni Center

When: Thu, January 23, 2020 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM PST

SoCal Policy Forum


This forum, the second in a series traveling across Southern California, will focus on the pressing issue of poverty, with expert opinion that is grounded in evidence and experience. Information about past events can be found in our event archive.

SoCal Policy Forum

SoCal Policy Forum (SPF) is a partnership of Southern California News Group and the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, in collaboration with a range of leaders and institutions across Southern California. SPF is a platform that regularly convenes policy experts in Southern California on timely issues that can better engage and inform the larger public.

Location: Sisters of St Joseph of Orange, Mother Louis Room

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 6pm to 8pm

Past Events

State of Civic Engagement in the Inland Empire Report Release

 Civic engagement and participation are essential building blocks of representative democracy.   This is particularly true for a region like the Inland Empire, which is rapidly growing and diversifying. Learn more about representation, voting, and other forms of civic participation in the Inland Empire. Did the 2018 elections fundamentally shift the terrain of civic engagement in the region? A panel discussion with community experts will dive deeper into the data and issues related to civic engagement in the I.E. 

 Location: 900 University Avenue INTS 1113, Riverside, CA 92521




Opportunity Zones Info Session Picture

The Center for Social Innovation at the University of California, Riverside, welcomed key local stakeholders to discuss the potentials of our local Opportunity Zones. Speakers from the Milken Institute, Accelerator for America, and both Riverside & San Bernardino counties will be presenting at this event for a deeper discussion on what benefits Opportunity Zones provide and how they can serve as a tool for regional development and social mobility.

Location: This event took place on the 1st Floor of the South CHASS Interdisciplinary (INTS) Building - Room 1113,

When: Tue, Nov 19, 2019 1:00 PM

UndocuElders Community Forum

An exciting and educational forum on the health of undocumented elders. This community forum is centered around the release of, "The Health Needs of Undocumented Older Adults" policy brief. Local community leaders, elected officials, and nonprofits are encouraged to attend.

This study is a collaborative effort between the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective.

Location: This event took place at the Alumni Center

When: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 1:00 PM

State of Women

The Center for Social Innovation, our center partners, and community leaders celebrated the release of the 'State of Women in the Inland Empire' report. This is the first comprehensive report focused on women in our region. We invite you to learn more about the lives, opportunities, and struggles of women in the Inland Empire. A lively panel discussion will dive deeper into issues including equal pay, political representation, and women’s healthcare. The report highlights these needs, but also lifts up possible policy solutions and local opportunities to address them. 

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary South 1113

 When: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Census Job

Census 2020: Jobs Information Session

The 2020 Census is right around the corner! Outreach efforts are ramping up as we grow closer and closer to Census day. Come learn about employment opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau. This interactive session will help those interested in joining the U.S. Census Bureau learn about current opportunities being offered and how to submit a competitive application. Please R.S.V.P. to join us for this event and learn how you could participate in ensuring we achieve a complete count.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary South 1113

When: Friday , October 25th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM