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

In partnership with KCET, NDSC helps tell the stories of L.A. neighborhood  through maps, charts, data analysis, and storytelling; helping community stakeholders track measurable change, and ultimately advocate for a better quality of life within their communities. Click here to view our recent stories.

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.

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

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