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Neighborhood Data for Social Change 2.0

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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You are invited to join USC’s Sol Price Center for Innovation and Southern California Grantmakers for a unique hands-on training featuring the updated Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform.

NDSC, a project of the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, 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 training will include:

  • An overview of how to easily interpret and understand the available data
  • A look at trends across cities and neighborhoods over time in 10 different policy areas
  • A chance to create and save a custom neighborhood or service area search.

NDSC offers data in the following 10 policy areas: Demography, Education, Employment & Income, Environment, Food Insecurity, Health, Housing & Real Estate, Public Safety, Social Connectedness, and Transportation. To help make the training most useful and relevant to your work, please let us know what policy areas would be most helpful to focus on during the training.




Elly Schoen
Data & Project Manager, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

Elly Schoen is the Data & Project Manager at the USC Price Center for Social Innovation. In this role, Elly provides project management for the Price Center’s Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform, as well as the Homelessness Policy Research Institute.

Elly graduated with her Masters of Public Policy from the Price School in 2018. She served as a research assistant in the Price Center for much of that time, and was instrumental in the development, launch, and ongoing expansion of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform. In addition to bringing skills in project and systems organization to the position, Elly is passionate about using data to inform policy and social change. Through projects like NDSC Data Stories, she has worked in partnership with community organizations to show how the Center’s data analysis work can inform solutions to a wide range of issues faced by neighborhoods throughout LA County. Elly is originally from New Orleans; and prior to her graduate work at the Price School, she worked in disaster relief and fundraising at Catholic Charities and helped launch a start-up culinary and hospitality school in the city.


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Fees: No cost to participate

Who May Attend: Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.


SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-member funders: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.