Neighborhood Data for Social Change

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform is a user-friendly digital tool that provides access to reliable, aggregated data at the neighborhood level.


The NDSC platform compiles and organizes neighborhood (census tract) level data from a variety of sources in order to analyze and disseminate findings to decision makers. The NDSC platform supports strong 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.

The NDSC data platform is not only about producing data. The platform requires community engagement and stakeholder feedback to 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

  • Accessing technical assistance to better understand and use data to enhance their mission
  • Using data to more strategically plan community development strategies
  • Assessing the impact of new policies, programs, or external shocks much more immediately

Click here to visit the Neighborhood Data for Social Change Platform 

NDSC 2018 Community Training Schedule:

We are pleased to announce a full schedule of community training workshops for the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform. Participants will learn to access data for specific neighborhoods and cities within Los Angeles County, learn more about the data and understand why specific data sets are important, and conceptualize data stories to better tell the stories of their community.

Trainings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, both at USC and at various locations throughout Los Angeles County. Trainings are open to the public and free to attend.

To RSVP for an NDSC Community Training Workshop, please fill out the following form.  Trainings are 1 hour.

Fill out my online form.