Communities

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State of the Neighborhood Report

The release of the 2015 USC State of the Neighborhood Report is a baseline used to measure impacts and outcomes going forward, focused on the current state of the communities surrounding UPC and HSC in five key areas: economic stability, education, health and health care, neighborhood and built environment and social capital. It examined such disparate measures as access to child care and the number of banks in the area, as well as a host of other community issues that will take the entire community to solve.

The report is the product of an 18-month effort led by Hortensia Amaro the lead author and associate vice provost for community research. Amaro enlisted the nonprofit civil rights organization Advancement Project and convened a community advisory board and faculty task force to examine the state of USC’s neighborhoods

For the 2015 USC State of the Neighborhood Report, please go to: http://bit.ly/SON2015

Panel discussions were held at both the University Park Campus and Health Sciences Campus in early April 2015.

Video of the University Park Campus may be seen here:

Individual presentations including the panel discussion may be seen here.

For more information, contact:
Hortensia Amaro, PhD.
Dean’s Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Preventive Medicine
Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives
University of Southern California
669 W 34th St, MRF 220
LA, CA 90089
Hamaro@usc.edu

Assistant: Connie Valencia
(213) 821-5567
Conniev@usc.edu

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