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Hayling Price
Visiting Fellow, Research to Action Lab
Executive Director, Mobility Alliance Incubation Hub
Research to Action Lab

Hayling Price is a visiting fellow in the Research to Action Lab at the Urban Institute. He is the executive director of the Mobility Alliance Incubation Hub, an initiative to align and scale research, funding, and advocacy efforts that promote economic mobility in the US. He is also the founder and principal of Alignment for Impact, a consultancy that advises social-sector organizations on systems change strategies.

Hayling has spent his career advancing neighborhood-based strategies that promote pathways to opportunity for all. Previously, he served on the senior leadership team of the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a community-based nonprofit organization whose model has been replicated by antipoverty initiatives nationwide. There, he provided technical assistance to community partners across the country developing cradle-to-career interventions to improve youth and family outcomes. He also managed HCZ’s public policy efforts and cofounded the William Julius Wilson Institute, a national hub for place-based, people-focused solutions that open pathways to social and economic mobility.

Before joining HCZ, Hayling advised nonprofit and philanthropic leaders at FSG, where he developed the firm’s systems change practice and facilitated the launch of collective impact initiatives in communities across the US. He has also worked as a federal policy advocate focused on issues affecting youth and families.

Hayling received a BA in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Research Areas
Children and youth
Economic mobility and inequality
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Nonprofits and philanthropy
Race and equity
Community and economic development
Community engagement
Inequality and mobility
Neighborhoods and youth development
Place-based initiatives