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 Elly Schoen, Data & Project Manager, at

NDSC Steering Committee

Lisa Catanzarite, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Marcia Choo, Wells Fargo
Wilma Franco, Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative 
Andrea Giese, Pacific Asian Consortium on Employment
Lila Guirguis, Karsh Family Social Service Center
Bruce Gumbiner, Cathay Bank
George Hernandez, East West Bank
Matthew Horton, Milken Institute
Sam Joo, Para Los Ninos
Tom Lillig, Bank of the West
Elyce Martinez, Coalition for Responsible Community Development
Kevin Miller, Microsoft
Claudia Monterrosa, Los Angeles Housing & Community Investment Department
Edward-Michael Muna, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Allie Olson, LIFT-Los Angeles
Phyllis Owens, Community Partners
Eva Pereira, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Budget & Innovation
Paul Pulido, South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z)
Justin Scoggins, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Camino Smith, Banner Bank
Ali Tarzi, JPMorgan Chase
Jennifer Thomas Arthurs, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Tara Watford, The Bail Project
Nenji Yilpet, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Erich Yost, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Field Policy & Management

NDSC Sponsors

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