The Social Policy Institute
At the Social Policy Institute, we believe that community members should have access to the services, supports and resources necessary to actively participate, experience a sense of belonging, and have opportunities to achieve their aspirations. However, we know that no one “system” has the mandate, resources or reach to address both individual/family issues and the larger social problems that exacerbate adverse consequences such as poverty, racism, inadequate housing/homelessness, poor schools, crime, and racial and ethnic disparities.
Our Mission: To bridge academia with government, business, and the community to increase individual, family and community well-being.
Our Vision: Across the lifespan, everyone is safe, educated, healthy and well; with a sense of belonging, purpose, and opportunity to achieve their aspirations.
Therefore, we commit ourselves to accomplish our vision and mission by:
- Challenging ourselves to excellence in what we do.
- Learning to be ever more effective.
- Engaging others with respect and collaboration.
- Focusing on innovation and impact with data.
- Raising awareness and advocacy for social justice.
- Strengthening community relationships and belonging.
- Working to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.
Social Policy Institute
Steve Hornberger is the Co-Director of the Social Policy Institute (SPI) since 2014 administering a number of statewide contracts.
As Co-Director, Lori brings innovation and excellence to design/development and facilitation of insight and action.
Stories of Success
What Our Partners Say
“The Social Policy Institute’s Director, Steve Hornberger, has been an integral part of Breaking Barriers development and implementation. The Social Policy Institute team has brought excellence and innovation to support Breaking Barriers’ work across systems to increase and enhance the well-being of California’s children and youth.”
“San Diego State University’s Social Policy Institute has been a highly valued partner for the State of California and an array of organizations seeking to effectively translate evidence-supported science into well-designed public policies for broad social benefits. One example is through our National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives and SDSU collaborations. As well, SPI’s work with county-level Prevention teams and their articulation of best practices with and for Child Abuse Prevention Councils across the state of California has been impressive.”
“The entire team at the Social Policy Institute brought subject matter expertise and cultural humility to the revision and redesign of our Faith-based and Behavioral Health Training Academy! Our trainers appreciated the validation for what they already know and can do; coaching to raise their game to a higher level of performance; and the high-quality, evidence-based materials.”