NEIGHBORHOOD DATA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

About NDSC

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform is a project of the USC Price Center for Social Innovation.  NDSC is a free, publicly available online resource for civic actors to learn about their neighborhoods. NDSC illuminates the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Los Angeles County neighborhoods. The platform helps tell the stories of L.A. neighborhoods through maps, charts, data analysis, and storytelling; helping community stakeholders track measurable change, improve local policies and programs, and ultimately advocate for a better quality of life within their communities. 
The NDSC platform supports strong local policy that is data informed and relevant to a wide range of local stakeholders, including: local governments, media, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, and the general public.
 
In addition to organizing and sharing data, NDSC helps local communities tell stories about shifts, changes, and challenges to local neighborhoods. The platform empowers community leaders and neighborhood organizations to better tell their stories by:
 
- Tracking measurable change within community or neighborhood boundaries
- Using data to more strategically plan community development strategies
- Assessing the impact of new policies, programs, or external shocks more immediately
 
For additional information about NDSC, please contact Megan Goulding, Director of External Relations at: 
(213) 821-1761 or mgouldin@usc.edu

NDSC Steering Committee

Rachelle Arizmendi, Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment
Lisa Catanzarite, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Lila Guirguis, City of Pasadena
George Hernandez, East West Bank
Matthew Horton, Milken Institute
Jennifer Ito, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Sam Joo, Magnolia Community Initiative
Sari Ladin, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
Tom Lillig, Bank of the West
Claudia Monterrosa, Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department
Gustavo Morales, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Edward-Michael Muna, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Gemma North, Youth Policy Institute
Phyllis Owens, Community Partners
Ellen PaisLos Angeles Education Partnership
Justin Scoggins, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Camino Smith, Banner Bank
Raul Sobero, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health,
Ali Tarzi, JPMorgan Chase
Jennifer Thomas Arthurs, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Tara Watford, Youth Policy Institute
Esther Wee, Cathay Bank
Melody Winter Head, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Erich Yost, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Field Policy & Management

NDSC Sponsors


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