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Neighborhood Data for Social Change

A man reads in a library to a group of people. | iStock

The Power of Poetry in Florence

Investing in arts and culture is increasingly being recognized as a catalyzing force for community development.
A sign at a business reads "Closed due to coronavirus." | iStock

Small Business Lending Inequities During COVID-19

The pandemic's negative impact on Black communities in L.A. goes beyond higher rates of infection and death. Recent research shows that Black businesses have fared far worse than others when it comes to lending and aid.
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Power & Health

How Racial Disparities in Policing Harm Community Health

Perceptions of public safety impact the physical and mental well-being of residents. In communities like South Los Angeles, racial profiling by police and unequal law enforcement tactics have large impacts for public health.
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How COVID-19 is Impacting Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness

As of this year, all Baby Boomers are over the age of 55, and those experiencing homelessness face several challenges that are further exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.
A sticker on the ground reads "Stay safe and keep your distance." | iStock

COVID-19 Neighborhood Profiles: Pico-Union, Westlake, East L.A.

These profiles highlight the intersections of COVID-19 and other social and economic indicators in specific neighborhooods in L.A. County.
Health workers at a COVID-19 testing site in Anaheim. | Courtesy of Altamed

Race, Stress and Poverty: Health Inequities in Spread of COVID-19

The health and economic consequences of the pandemic have not affected all communities across L.A. county equally; rates in communities of color across South and Central Los Angeles and the Eastside have increased dramatically.
A job fair. | Courtesy of LeadersUp

Young Adults and the Economic Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 is exacerbating existing economic and social inequalities, and opportunity youth in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, such as South L.A., are bearing a disproportionate economic burden as employment prospects become grim.
Aerial view of the Salton Sea shore from Oasis, Ca. | Lift to Rise

Community Profile: Oasis and Thermal

While both Thermal and Oasis have a strong agricultural industry, Oasis is made up of many migrant workers who move in and out of the area during specific seasons. 
Tenting in Downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row | Russ Allison Loar/Flickr/Creative Commons

Why Being a Homeless Woman in L.A. is Uniquely Difficult

In 2019, 30% of the city’s entire homeless population were women. Women experiencing homelessness face a unique set of challenges that require extra consideration, including mental and physical health, as well as safety.
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Addressing the Educational Gap in Whittier

Educational attainment differs across economic and racial lines. That's why Whittier Unified School District zeroed in on the district's practices and shed light on how to close the gap in access to high quality education.
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