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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 10 Celebration @ Wave 24

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is celebrating a decade of social innovation and design thinking at Tulane University and in the New Orleans Community. We kicked off our celebration during spring 2024 with a…

Taylor Welcomes Catheryn Major

Cat Major is a dynamic and multi-talented licensed social worker with a passion for social justice, creative thinking, education, and equal & equitable rights for all. This month she is joining the Taylor Center team  as our new Operations Manager.…

Life Design Materials reach 1600 global learners in 2023/2024

In the 2023-2024 school year, our life design materials were used by 40 different institutions of higher education to support over 1600 faculty, students and staff in designing their lives. Read about their experiences with our life design curricula below:…

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

KREWE School Informational Luncheon

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center For Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR 4th Floor, Howard Tilton Memorial Library Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, New Orleans

Learn more about KREWE School, a team-based learning journey that can help your organization deepen its social & environmental impactAt the Taylor Center, we believe the capacities needed to transform unjust systems are developed and held collectively. In that spirit,…

Changemaker Institute Showcase Luncheon

Salon22 2401 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, New Orleans

Come support the next generation of changemakers. This event celebrates the end of the Spring 2024 Changemaker Institute (CI), a semester-long program that supports graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students in building a business with social or environmental impact. Format:…


Design Dialogues

Liberty's Kitchen 300 N. Broad St. Suite #101, New Orleans, LA 70119, New Orleans

Let's talk about making birth better with Nicole Deigns, CNM, MSN, MPH and the founder of Sista Midwife Productions. Over two separate periods between 2020 and 2023, Sista Midwife Productions has collected data from individuals across the state through an…

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