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Labor/Community Strategy Center;
This report provides structural proposals to end the school-to-prison pipeline in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and to build a national movement to stop the mass incarceration of Black and Latino Communities. It analyzes the LAUSD and the Los Angles School Police Department's (LASPD) citation and arrest patterns for the school years of 2011-2013 through the lens of race, gender, age, and neighborhood impacts.
Los Angeles County Children's Planning Council;
Based on focus groups with youth and youth workers, identifies best practices and opportunities to engage youth in community-building. Includes recommendations to improve social services and prevention, support and development, and participation.
National Coalition for the Homeless;
This report is an investigation into 2,815 homeless deaths in Los Angeles County between January, 2000 and May, 2007, based on statistics provided by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
When a homeless person dies they do not often get the same sense of dying with dignity as a housed person. December 21st has been commemorated as the National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day by the National Coalition for the Homeless in partnership with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council for communities around the nation to commemorate the lives of homeless people that passed away.
Local advocates and service providers celebrate the lives of thousands of homeless people in hundreds of cities around the nation with candlelight vigils, a reading of names, and other acts to remember the lives of those lost while living on the streets of our nation.
This report is an investigation into homeless deaths in Los Angeles County between January, 2000 and May, 2007, based on statistics from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. It is our hope that the homeless people who make up the statistics in this report did not die in vain and that policy makers move to implement the recommendations of this report in an effort to provide the dignity they did not find while living on the streets of our community. Equally important, to implement these strategies to help prevent the untimely deaths of homeless people in the future.
New York City Labor Market Information Service;
"People and Politics in America's Big Cities" is a critical investigation into the impact of the profound demographic transformation under way in New York and Los Angeles. Written by two leading experts on urban politics -- John Logan and John Mollenkopf -- the paper traces black-to-white succession in big cities and its political consequences. It shows how immigration has altered that pattern, producing new racial and ethnic contours in metropolitan America, and particularly in New York and Los Angeles. Analyzing the 2001 mayoral and city council elections, it explores the growing gaps in representation between the populations and elected officials of these cities and asks what might be done to address them.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies served by The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed inperson interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.
The FA system served by The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank provides emergency food for an estimated 983,400 different people annually.40% of the members of households served by The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).37% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among households with children, 84% are food insecure and 44% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 126.96.36.199).48% of clients served by The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).35% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).30% of households served by The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank included approximately 386 agencies at the administration of this survey, of which 363 have responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 308 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.71% of pantries, 50% of kitchens, and 30% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 82% of pantries, 82% of kitchens, and 58% of shelters of The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 80% of the food distributed by pantries, 37% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 40% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 95% of pantries, 74% of kitchens, and 84% of shelters in The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
Los Angeles County Arts Commission;
Volunteer labor is at the heart of what makes nonprofits run. Managing those volunteers is one of a nonprofit's most significant tasks. Data reported by arts nonprofits in LA County to the Cultural Data Project (CDP) suggests this is as true in the arts as in other nonprofit sectors. Among arts nonprofits, volunteers take on responsibilities as artists, fundraisers, program staff or they may provide other general support.
This study begins by defining the term "volunteer," investigating the complexity of volunteers' varied motivations, exploring different ways to understand the value of volunteering, and examining the special role of artist volunteers in arts nonprofits. It concludes with a series of recommendations that may help arts nonprofits improve their volunteer management and think of their volunteers in a whole new light. The data presented here -- as well as our preceding salaries and benefits studies -- should be seen not as a definitive answer to questions about labor and compensation in local arts nonprofits, but as a starting point for conversations about the status of the nonprofit arts ecology in LA County.
Nonprofit Finance Fund;
With support from The James Irvine Foundation, Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) used its 2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey to examine California nonprofits, focusing on organizations in the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire. The Foundation asked NFF to look at the challenges facing organizations in these regions, their resource needs, and their overall financial situations both on an absolute basis and in comparison to their coastal neighbors in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
This report highlights the Opportunity Fund's continued successful expansion in Greater Los Angeles. We lent $6.2 million, helping more than 550 L.A. small businesses. Our community of supporters grew even wider and we invested in the dreams and ideas of more people, in more places, than ever before. In the past year, Opportunity Fund helped drive economic mobility for 3,235 California families. This means that more entrepreneurs grew their businesses and more students achieved their college dreams than in any prior year, including Brianna and Rosa, who are profiled in the report.
In 2013, LA2050 asked the Los Angeles community to dream up the most imaginative ideas on how to improve the future of Los Angeles. What we found was so much more than ten fabulous winning proposals -- we found that Los Angeles is bursting with creative ideas to improve communities. We released the report Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles to interpret the trends, tools, and ideas that emerged in 2013. We ran the My LA2050 Grants Challenge again in 2014, and Los Angeles did not disappoint.
This paper, Collaborating with the Crowd, shares data, emerging trends, and evaluative metrics which surfaced in the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge.
#LA2050Listens was a series of events led by local organizations to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals from a broad group of Angelenos.
We wanted to hear expert and community feedback on these draft goals. So, we launched a series of five expert roundtable events and #LA2050Listens -- a series of events led by local organizations to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals from a broad group of Angelenos.
With an open call for submissions, we asked local organizations to submit ideas on how they would engage their community around the draft goals. We provided twenty organizations with $5,000 grants apiece to launch public engagement events about the future of Los Angeles. Between March 20th and April 30th, 20 local organizations hosted #LA2050Listens events to work with their community to provide feedback on LA2050's draft goals, and help design the future of LA.
The finalized goals will help influence LA2050's activities in 2014 and beyond.
This report is the second in a series of publications that comprehensively measure the quality of life in Los Angeles County. LA2050, an initiative of the Goldhirsh Foundation, drives and tracks progress toward building a better future for the Los Angeles region. It establishes five aspirational, community-developed goals to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live by 2050. The report outlines a strategic, long-term vision for Los Angeles and includes a detailed analysis of more than 40 metrics that LA2050 will use to monitor progress toward these goals.
This report provides the history, context, recent developments and next steps of this community-guided initiative. This report tracks the transition from eight indicators of the quality of life in our region:
EducationIncome and employmentHousingHealthEnvironmental qualityPublic safetySocial connectednessArts and cultural vitality
As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for nonprofits and for-profits to apply for $1 million total in ten $100,000 awards. During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.
This report highlights trends, promising ideas, and surprises from the proposals. Submissions targeted the eight indicators for human development featured in the LA2050 report. More Than 70,000 people voted on submissions, and ten winners split $1,000,000 in funding evenly. This report identifies ten trends that emerged across indicators and details trends within each indicator.