June 2020
Dear Friends:

In the wake of our nation’s call to dismantle systemic racism in our society, the Price Center is redoubling our commitment to embedding anti-racist values in all of the work that we do. Earlier this month, I co-hosted a webinar with Jeffery Wallace, CEO of  LeadersUp , focused on building a more inclusive economy for Black youth post-COVID-19. This month’s  data story  was also created in partnership with LeadersUp and goes into detail about employment impacts this pandemic has had on young adults in South LA.

Policy and systems change is necessary to address the deep-rooted structural inequities embedded within our institutions and systems, but we also must look internally to combat inequality. I welcome your thoughts and ideas on research and data that is needed to support your work in this area. I can be reached directly at  gpainter@usc.edu  if you would like to connect.


Gary Painter 
Director, USC Price Center for Social Innovation
Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
PRICE TALKS: Policy in a Pandemic on 6/10
A Discussion with LeadersUp CEO Jeffery Wallace on...
Building an Inclusive Economy
for Unemployed Black Youth

On June 10th, Price Center Director Gary Painter and LeadersUp President & CEO Jeffery Wallace had a timely discussion on Building an Inclusive Economy for Unemployed Black Youth. LeadersUp   is a talent development accelerator working with companies to develop new, diverse, and inclusive paths to employment, especially for historically economically marginalized talent pools. Throughout the discussion, Mr. Wallace and Professor Painter spoke about the necessity to build anti-racist systems and how social innovation plays a key role in creating fair chance hiring – particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic for unemployed black youth.
Read more on the Price Center and LeadersUp joint endeavor  here .
NDSC Community Training on 6/17
Young Adults and the Economic Impact
of COVID-19

recent analysis  by the Labor Center at University of California Berkeley showed that job losses and business closures in the state are heavily impacting industries for which remote work isn’t possible, including restaurants and hospitality, child day care services, retail (excluding grocery stores), personal care services and transportation. 

subsequent analysis  found that the majority of front-line jobs in these impacted industries pay low wages and are more likely to employ people of color. These findings suggest that COVID-19 is exacerbating existing economic and social inequalities, and low-income neighborhoods and communities of color are bearing a disproportionate economic burden. This June data story, developed in partnership with nonprofit talent development accelerator  LeadersUp , examines the effect of COVID-19 on employment for young adults living in South LA.
Follow NDSC on Twitter @NDSC_LA.
2020 Top Los Angeles County
Public Schools

The Price Center partnered with Innovate Public Schools and the USC Center on Education Policy, Equity, and Governance to produce the 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools   report. This annual report highlights the schools that are beating the statew ide average for low-income Latino or African American students in one or more factors including math and reading scores. 
NDSC COVID-19 Data Map Sheds Light on Vulnerabilities in LA County

At NDSC, we are aggregating COVID-19 data daily from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. You'll find data organized by amount of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over time in LA County. We break down the number of tests taken per week, as well as cases and deaths per 100,000 people by race & ethnicity. Our map will help our community better understand where cases of COVID-19 exist within the county, as well as the underlying vulnerabilities faced by Los Angeles residents.
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COVID-19 Forces Tough Decisions in Housing Assistance
Written by Teresa Wiltz, Stateline
An initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts
“At some point, you’re going to ration resources." Price Center Director Gary Painter spoke about how the demand for rental assistance is going to exceed the resources that cities and states have. Click below to read his suggestions on allocating these funds to those who need it most.
NDSC Community Training
Wednesday, July 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
NDSC Community Training
Wednesday, August 19
 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
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