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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

April Design Thinking Breakfast

Join us for our next Design Thinking Breakfast  Click here for the link to register. The April DT Breakfast will feature facilitator Ricardo Millhouse of The Design School at Arizona State University! Ricardo (he, they), teaches urban design and interior architecture in The Design School at…

Spend Earth Day at the Garden Art Extravaganza

This 3-part event series will allow participants to tap into nature by exploring gardening and art in the Broadmoor green spaces. Event culminates in a public garden art show on Earth Day. The series will be led by Taylor Social Entrepreneurship…

Now Hiring: Program Manager for Campus & Community Partnerships

We are currently hiring a Program Manager for Campus and Community Partnerships. This person will develop and manage the our campus and community partnership strategy, manage all funding opportunities, co-create and facilitate programming that deepens campus & community partnerships; and lead equity,…

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

Latest Past Events

Voices at the Table Stakeholder Meeting #2

Addis Nola 2514 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 70119, New Orleans

A conversation about the potential role of policy for supporting restaurants and community healthThis meeting is a small gathering of stakeholders contributing perspectives and expertise from the restaurant, community development, and public health sectors to build and enhance connections in…

Changemaker Institute Student Showcase

Virtual Event

Audience members will learn about and provide live feedback as graduates of Taylor's social venture accelerator, the Changemaker Institute, share their social impact business ideas. RSVP

Brain Brunch

Join us to explore a problem-solving technique that puts people at the center. In this fast-paced workshop, you will try on skills like empathy and creativity to solve an everyday problem. Join us for food and fun as you take…

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