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Taylor offers opportunities to anyone in the Gulf South interested in learning changemaking skills to bring to their work and life.

  • Learn the basics of design thinking, explore social innovation and changemaking theory, and more.

Community Opportunities

Community Partnerships

The Taylor Center works with campus and community partners to develop changemakers for a more just and equitable society.Partnership Overview We strive to develop partnerships with mutually beneficial learning opportunities; an exchange of ideas, skills, and resources; and reciprocal projects…

Conversations in Social Innovation

Conversations in Social Innovation allow participants to connect their research with the pursuit of social innovations. Taylor aims to promote networking, explore pathways in social innovation research, and advance our social innovation research collaborations among the center, Tulane, local universities, and community partners.…

Design Thinking Breakfasts

Our monthly Design Thinking Breakfast is a space to build community among those using design, design thinking, and related methods for social impact with some local flavor, particularly from the greater New Orleans area and the Gulf South. These casual…

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Taylor offers multiple programming opportunities for Tulane students, faculty and staff, and community members to learn the mindsets and methods of design thinking (human-centered design). A design thinking mindset puts people at the heart of understanding, experimenting and acting when…

Design Thinking Gumbo

An Introduction to Design Research Methods Design Thinking Gumbo is a series of one-hour workshops on a variety of methods that can be used in design research. Each workshop will introduce a method, share examples of its use in other…

Internships

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage students to pursue remote internships. Use these sites to find remote opportunities in your field: Tulane's Virtual Experience Program  covintern.com  Use these resources to identify internships, fellowships, and jobs with  social innovation, social entrepreneurship,…

Research and Scholarship

The Taylor Research and Scholarship team supports researchers working to advance knowledge and understanding of the fields of social innovation and changemaking. Our Work Our work consists of connecting and cultivating a community of changemakers at regular writing and research-themed social…

Reserve Taylor Space

Read on to learn more about our space and our reservation policies.Spaces Available Taylor Conference Room Conference room can accommodate 10-12 people. Design Thinking Classroom Design thinking classroom can accommodate 50-75 people. Who Can Reserve the Space SISE instructors, Taylor…

The Fast 48

The FAST 48 is a three day weekend training that teaches the basics of human-centered design for social impact. Participants learn via short cycles of individual and group practice, including direct work in the community. Participants can include graduate students,…

Virtual Workshop: Using design thinking to shape discussions around Coronavirus

How can global citizens engage in meaningful conversations around the coronavirus? Monday, April 20, 2020 at 6pm CST, attend our free workshop: "Using design thinking to shape discussions around COVID-19 in New Orleans." This virtual workshop will focus on the…

Questions?

  • Interested in collaborating or learning more opportunities for New Orleans community members?
  • Email us at taylor@tulane.edu.
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