The History of SPI
The Social Policy Institute (SPI) is a nonprofit affiliate of the School of Social Work at San Diego State University. Our mission is to bridge academia with government, business, and the community to increase individual, family and community well-being. We strive to be a dynamic catalyst for improving the community’s well-being by bridging academia and community knowledge through training, technical assistance, program design, research, advocacy, and collaboration.
- 2014 New Leadership Steve Hornberger activates SPI
- 2017 IHSS Transformation SPI completes development of an integrated learning system for the statewide In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Training Academy
- 2017 Board Fellows receives Provost Award for Excellence SPI developed Board Fellows as a collaboration between SDSU’s School of Social Work and Fowler Business School to build capacity in local non-profit Board of Directors
- 2019 – Livable La Mesa Action Plan approved by City Council SPI provided technical assistance to the city of La Mesa to help them achieve the milestones to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
- 2020 – SPI becomes ACEs Aware Grantee for Communications and Network of Care
- 2020 –Child & Family Wellness Landscape completed for Partners in Prevention
- 2020 – SPI becomes a finalist in SDSU’s BIG IDEA challenge
- 2020 – SPI develops and implements the Faith-based and Behavioral Health Training Academy for Stepping Higher, Inc.