The Center for Social Statistics (CSS) is a new center, in partnership with the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA, to enhance population research with state-of-the art statistical methodology. CSS affiliates work on filling in methodological gaps in statistics that align with their individual research areas. Projects needing long-term collaborative work that result in new statistical methodology will be directed toward an affiliated methodologist. Drawing on local, national and international researchers, the center also hosts a seminar series with topics on statistics in the social sciences and a workshop series that works on researchers’ methodological approaches in their applied social science research. CSS also facilitates the interdisciplinary training of graduate students in statistical methodology for the advancement of empirical social and behavioral science research, offering students a “Concentration in Social Statistics.”