´╗┐The USC Price Center for Social Innovation Launches The Neighborhood Data for Social Change Platform!
The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform will provide LA County stakeholders the numbers needed to advocate for a better quality of life within their communities. The platform illuminates trends, challenges and opportunities facing LA County neighborhoods across multiple policy areas down to the neighborhood level, census tract by census tract.

The dynamic, user-friendly online tool was created by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation to empower residents to tell the stories of LA neighborhoods through maps, charts, data analysis and storytelling, helping stakeholders track, change, and improve local policies and programs. The platform is the result of a five year community engagement process. 
This free, publicly available online resource enables users to explore neighborhood trends through data visualizations such as charts and graphs. The platform provides information on housing and real estate, income and employment, health, public safety, environment, transportation, education, food insecurity, demography, and social connectedness. Data is compiled from the American Community Survey, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, California Department of Education, among other administrative datasets. 

An ongoing series of data stories will provide insight into a wide range of policy matters within LA County neighborhoods. Pairing precise data with rich narrative, photos, and interactive maps and visualizations, data stories reveal the trends, challenges and opportunities facing Los Angeles communities, giving readers an opportunity to learn more about the issues confronting our region. KCETLink, the official media partner for NDSC, will publish NDSC data stories under City Rising, a TV and web-based program that examines the cause and effect of social issues affecting communities across California. 

Neighborhood Data for Social Change is supported by Seattle-based data-as-a-service platform provider, Socrata , a global provider of open data and government performance management solutions. The Price Center is the Los Angeles partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaboration between the Urban Institute and local organizations that democratize data.