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

NDSC Steering Committee

Rachelle Arizmendi, Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment
Lila Guirguis, City of Pasenda
Matthew Horton, Milken Institute
Jennifer Ito, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Angie Jean-Marie, Goldhirsh Foundation
Sari Ladin, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office
Tom Lillig, Bank of the West
Sal Mendoza, City National Bank
Claudia Monterrosa, Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department
Gustavo Morales, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Gemma North, Youth Policy Institute
Phyllis Owens, Community Partners
Ellen Pais, Los 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,
Pamela Stephens, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
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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