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THE PHYLLIS M. TAYLOR CENTER

for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

THE TAYLOR CENTER cultivates a diverse learning community of Changemakers who use their skills, humility, expertise, gifts, and power to affirm the humanity of all people in the pursuit of a more just, sustainable, and equitable society.

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

Taylor Center News

Spring 2020 Speakers for Tulane’s Social Venture Accelerator

Each year, a select group of graduate students in our social venture accelerator, the Changemaker Institute (CI), work tirelessly in the evenings and on weekends to propel their idea for social change into a viable and sustainable social enterprise. A…

Design thinking in Applied Math Education

A college student sits in an Applied Math class waiting for the lecture to begin. As the professor introduces the three guests who were expected to talk about design thinking, the lights flicker. “OMG what’s going on,” cries one of…

Tulane hosts Summit on the Homemade Mask Movement

For months now, individuals have sat at sewing machines for thousands of hours, making masks to protect people from the spread of COVID-19. These sewists joined artists, scientists, medical professionals, historians, designers, lawyers, singers, and others to create a homemade…

For Undergraduate Students

Taylor offers many opportunities to undergraduate students interested in changemaking. Programming includes funding, coursework, extra-curricular activities, and employment.

Taylor for Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

Taylor offers opportunities to graduate students from any discipline and department 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 design thinking approaches and social innovation work into their research, scholarship, classrooms, and workplaces.

Taylor for Faculty and Staff

For Gulf South Community Members

Taylor offers opportunities to members of the Gulf Coast community and beyond interested in Design Thinking and Social Innovation knowledge, events, and partnerships.

Taylor for Community Members

Who Are We?

The Taylor Center is building a network of Changemakers who support and learn from each other as they work to create lasting positive social change in their communities.

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Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

Summer Writing Challenge: Virtual event

Virtual Event

Join Taylor's Research and Scholarship Team in our 4-week writing challenge to connect with other writers in the field of social innovation, changemaking, and social impact. Stay motivated and achieve your writing goals, whether it is preparing for a conference,…

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