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The Phyllis M. Taylor Center

for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

The Taylor Center cultivates a diverse network of changemakers who are working and learning together to create a more just and equitable society.

Our programs are grounded in the teaching, research, and practice of social innovation and design thinking.

Taylor Center News

Harnessing Generative AI to Support Feminist Pedagogy

Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online is a a guide that provides resources about integrating feminist pedagogy and technology into online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate courses. The editors specifically designed the guide to support interdisciplinary topics and fields and to focus on…

Julia Lang makes the Case for ChatGPT as the Ultimate Career Educator’s Toolkit

Career Educators are tasked with the enormous and daunting task of preparing students for the future and future of work. Julia Lang, Taylor’s Associate Director for Career Education and Life Design, recently made The Case for ChatGPT as the Ultimate Career…

Changemaker Institute Q+A Instagram live sessions 10/17 + 10/23

If you have an idea for a business or program with social or environmental impact, join our Instagram Live sessions on October 17th at 12 PM and/or October 23rd at 1 PM to learn more about this dynamic program, meet…

For Undergraduate Students

Taylor offers many opportunities to undergraduate students interested in changemaking, including funding, coursework, programming, and employment.

Taylor for Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

Taylor provides graduate students from any discipline and department funding and programming to learn changemaking skills to bring to their academic experience and future career.

Taylor for Graduate Students

For Faculty and Staff

Taylor supports faculty and staff members interested in bringing social innovation and design thinking into their research, scholarship, classrooms, and workplaces.

Taylor for Faculty and Staff

For Community Members

Taylor offers opportunities to members of the Gulf Coast community and beyond interested in social innovation and design thinking training, events, and partnerships.

Taylor for Community Members

Design Justice Happy Hour

Habana Outpost 1040 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116, New Orleans, LA

Join us for a fun and informal gathering to discuss the importance of design justice and its impact, happening on November 30Come join us for a fun-filled evening of discussion at the Design Justice Happy Hour! This event is the…

Voices at the Table – December 2023

TBA TBA TBA, New Orleans, LA 70119, New Orleans, LA

A conversation about the potential role of policy for supporting restaurants and community health, moving from ideas to solutions.Join us for the next Voices at the Table meeting!This meeting is a small gathering of stakeholders contributing perspectives and expertise from…

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