Social Change & Community Data:
GIS Tech, Research, Advocacy
This spring, 14 community organizations partnered with students at Cal State LA in a course called Social Change. These partners put in heroic efforts, grappling with theory and history to understand the factors driving change, using GIS tech to map problems and resources to fuel meaningful interventions, co-designing an initiative, and even writing funding proposals to help bring their ideas to life.
Their work was deep and broad, so there are many ways to explore it:
- See the Story Maps they created using maps, pictures, and narratives to make a rigorous, targeted case for change
- Read the 1-page summary of the Partnership
- See a presentation featuring their work in the context of the broader partnership between the National Science Foundation, Cal State LA, and the City of Los Angeles.
This is a milestone moment for students in the Civic and Social Innovation Group (CaSIG), part of the work of building a bridge between the passion and talents of Cal State LA students and the organizations working to address the root causes of problems facing Los Angeles communities.
Several of the students in this course will continue as SEED Scholar interns over the summer – check back soon for updates on the community-driven research and advocacy of the amazing graduates of this course. Click through the Story Maps below: