Regional Recovery Hub

Locally led, community-based organizations (CBOs) have and continue to play the roles of safety net “intermediaries” and advocates within and on behalf of vulnerable communities. It is the ecosystem of local service- and advocacy nonprofits in the most vulnerable Los Angeles communities that will provide the support to address these structural inequities.

These local nonprofit partners leverage critical assets that can be characterized by their ability to reach the hardest to get, by their status as trusted community messengers, how they give voice to those most affected, and how they help hold systems accountable. However, COVID ravaged the nonprofit sector, destabilizing this critical ecosystem just as many looked to them to support community recovery.

To mitigate the ongoing devastation in low-income, immigrant, Black and brown communities, the California Community Foundation focused on strengthening place-based coordination and community-based nonprofit infrastructure in six regions which include the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Southeast LA, South LA, Long Beach, and the San Gabriel Valley. These six regions were selected as a result of a spatial analysis that found these regional clusters demonstrated not only density in COVID-19 cases, but also a concentration of other socioeconomic vulnerability factors. These six regions are referred to as the Regional Recovery Hubs (RRH).

The RRH model implemented three paths to strengthen CBOs relationship to data:

  • The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) at the University of Southern California supported data literacy through working directly with CBOs across all six regions. NDSC utilized their open source platform to support CBOs understanding and ability to communicate their hyper local issues to external stakeholders.
  • NDSC also developed individual data stories. Data stories pair precise data with rich narrative, beautiful photos, and interactive maps and visualizations.
  • The RRH also helped facilitate a community survey which focused on the impacts of COVID-19. The survey also had multiple branches tailored to each region’s unique characteristics. The survey was led by the Pat Brown Institute and BSP Research. It included over 3000 participants throughout Los Angeles County. RRH also sourced an additional 100 survey participants per region. After the survey, RRH held survey data briefings with community members, elected officials, CBOs, and other external stakeholders.

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