April 15, 2016
The annual USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation Conference magnifies the impact of social innovators by bringing them together with change leaders from around the world in a common pursuit of equality of opportunity for children and families in marginalized urban communities.
[Photo courtesy of USC. Pictured from left: Ray Brewer, HUD Los Angeles Field Office Director; Alison Becker, Director, LA Promise Zone, Mayor's Office for Economic Development; Dixon Slingerland, Executive Director, YPI; Erich Yost, Management Analyst at HUD.]
YPI Executive Director Dixon Slingerland served on a panel for this year’s theme, Activating Markets for Social Change on April 15. Panel topics included innovative strategies around value capture for local governments, state and regional tax approaches, Pay-for-Success/social impact bonds, comprehensive community initiatives, connecting communities to 21st century jobs, social entrepreneurship, social change and the Los Angeles Promise Zone. “The L.A. Promise Zone puts this money where there is going to be the biggest bang for the buck,” said Slingerland.