Civic Support Enterprise

Through our Civic Support Enterprise, the NDSC Team provides pro bono data support services such as rapid response research, data analyses, and custom visualizations to local community partners. The Civic Support Enterprise allows partners to use the resources available on NDSC in deeper and more expansive ways to better plan and implement programs, fundraise, and communicate the impact of their work.

If you or your agency are interested in receiving support from the NDSC Civic Support Enterprise, please contact NDSC Systems & Data Manager Elly Schoen at ebschoen@usc.edu to learn more. We look forward to working with new and existing partners to find innovative ways to use data to advocate for a better quality of life in our communities.

Featured Project

South LA All In: Community Development Index

Launched in late 2023, South LA All In (SLAAI) is a coalition-driven, anti-poverty initiative designed to address longstanding racial and socioeconomic inequities in South Los Angeles. Anchored by the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) in collaboration with a with a diverse cross-sector of public, private and community partners, SLAAI’s mission is twofold:

1. Ensure a just and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing South LA’s unique vulnerabilities and the disproportionate impact of the crisis.

2. Empower residents and local businesses to benefit from the influx of investment and development destined for Los Angeles as we prepare to host the 2028 Olympics.

As part of this effort, CRCD partnered with NDSC to create a user-friendly tool that community stakeholders and leaders could utilize to generate increased investment in South LA and other historically under-served communities.


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Previous Featured Projects

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Economic & Financial Education for Students

Created for the California Council for Economic Education


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Delivering Literacy in Southern California

Created for the Book Truck


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Climate Change in the Gateway Cities

Created for the Gateway Cities Council of Governments


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Ellis Act Evictions in the Slauson Corridor

Created for the South LA Climate Commons


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Small Business Lending Inequities During COVID-19

Created for the L.A. Local Development Corporation 


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Landlord/Tenant Disputes in the City of LA

Created for the LA Renters Right to Counsel Coalition


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Risk Factors for Recidivism

Created for the Office of Diversion & Re-Entry 


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Landlord Harassment & Illegal Eviction

Created for the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Institute


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Equitable Recovery from COVID-19 in South Los Angeles

Created For The Coalition for Responsible Community Development


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Read the Data Story

Map of High Poverty Areas in Los Angeles County

Created for the Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)


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Mapping the Areas of High Need for Grant Distribution

Created for The Doheny Foundation


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Transformative Climate Communities Report

Created for the South Los Angeles Climate Commons


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Map of Banks in Crenshaw Corridor

Created for the Los Angeles Local Development Corporation (LDC)


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Maps of Commuters in the Fashion District

Created for the Economic & Workforce Development Department Real Estate Division


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To learn more about the variety of projects the NDSC team is able to perform to help your agency, explore our full list of projects or read testimonials from partner agencies.


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Partner Testimonials

“With the pro bono support we received from the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, we are better positioned to collect data from our tenant community that more precisely captures the full scope of impact we have had as the largest housing provider for the formerly homeless in Los Angeles. ”
Teree HendersonSOLA Impact
“The USC team worked thoroughly to create a tool that all staff and members of our foundation could easily navigate, engage with, and use to inform award decisions. Thank you so much for partnering with us on this project. ”
Carrie EstelleDoheny Foundation
“The NDSC team patiently listened to descriptions of our project, helped us hone in on the types of data that would illuminate and bring to life the GIS mapping component of the project, and turned data around quickly on community conditions throughout the years including poverty levels and education levels, which helped us create accurate and telling maps as a background to powerful stories of client resilience.”
Jennifer Ralls Grayspace Consulting, working in collaboration with A Place Called Home
“With NDSC’s partnership, we’ve been able to share their work with community members, as well as leverage it in our political organizing efforts, in order to advocate for social policy that secures the wellbeing and empowerment of tenants who are facing eviction in Los Angeles, and beyond.”
Los Angeles Right to Counsel Coalition, Research Committee
” …the Civic Support Enterprise program has assisted the Gateway Cities
Council of Governments in serving our cities equitably. We foresee using this data analysis process to prioritize our jurisdictions’ need for other funding opportunities as well. The accompanying data story is expected to serve as an invaluable asset by highlighting the climate vulnerabilities of the Gateway Cities.”
Gateway City Councils of Governments
“The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Neighborhood Data for Social Change program has been vital in assisting the Economic & Workforce Development Department Real Estate Division with our Garment Industry Task Force project. By creating community profiles and heat maps showing where the Garment Industry manufacturers and the Angelenos that make up the workforce that support this industry, our task force has been able to work towards creating policies that will help the garment industry and its workforce thrive in Los Angeles.”
Aksel Palacios Economic & Workforce Development Department’s Garment Industry Task Force
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The NDSC Civic Support Enterprise is made possible through leadership support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

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