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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

Taylor Center Hiring Research & Scholarship Graduate Assistants for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

The Taylor Center is hiring Graduate Assistants in Research and Scholarship for Social Innovation to start in Fall 2021. This is a paid position to support social innovation/changemaking research/scholarship programming for the August-May academic year. The GAs for Research and…

Taylor Center Professor in Social Entrepreneurship Wins Major National Journalism Education Award

Written by Barri Bronston A Tulane University professor now shares something in common with legendary journalists such as Bill Moyers, Molly Ivins, Leonard Pitts Jr., Studs Terkel and Nina Totenberg. Like them, and other major authors and communicators, Vicki Mayer,…

Taylor Center Hiring Two Graduate Assistants for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

The Taylor Center is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for two Tulane University Graduate Assistants in the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year. Life Design GA (1 position) The Life Design Graduate Assistant will work together with Taylor…

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

Alvarez Spark Innovation Award Application Deadline

Application Deadline

The Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students that are pursuing a social venture idea. Students are eligible for up to $2,500 per academic year to move their ideas forward. Students…

Changemaker Catalyst Award Application Deadline

Application Deadline

The Changemaker Catalyst Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students interested in pursuing careers related to Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Changemaking. Students are eligible for up to $1,500 total over the course of…

Application Deadline: Life Design Graduate Assistant

Virtual Event

The Life Design Graduate Assistant will work together with Taylor staff to communicate, promote, support, and expand meaningful life design programming at Tulane University - helping students identify where their academic interests intersect with their desire to create positive social…

Free

Application Deadline: Changemaker Institute Graduate Assistant

Virtual Event

The CI graduate assistant will work together with staff to develop, organize, promote, and execute Taylor’s Changemaker Institute social venture accelerator programventure accelerator program. The GA will plan the institute (review previous year’s evaluation materials, revise curriculum, recruit participants and…

Application Deadline: Research and Scholarship Graduate Assistants

Virtual Event

The GAs for Research and Scholarship (R&S) will help design, organize, and contribute to a range of activities to support social innovation/ changemaking research/scholarship and knowledge production. Activities might include: researching, writing, and editing Taylor Provocations (monographs) and other academic…

Alvarez Spark Innovation Award Application Deadline

Application Deadline

The Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students that are pursuing a social venture idea. Students are eligible for up to $2,500 per academic year to move their ideas forward. Students…

Changemaker Catalyst Award Application Deadline

Application Deadline

The Changemaker Catalyst Award is open to all undergraduate and graduate Tulane University students interested in pursuing careers related to Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, and Changemaking. Students are eligible for up to $1,500 total over the course of…

May Design Thinking Breakfast with Glenn Fajardo

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-design-thinking-breakfast-with-glenn-fajardo-tickets-152716175191 Glenn Fajardo connects to create. He is focused on the question of how we can be creative…

Free

July Design Thinking Breakfast with Lee Kim

Virtual Event

Casual breakfast series to meet new folks, practice using design, design thinking, other designerly approaches to create social impact. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-design-thinking-breakfast-with-lee-kim-tickets-153039335773 Lee Kim is a designer thinker, an engineer, a poet and a community builder. Outside her 9-5…

Free
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