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Virtual Learning Conversation: How Parks Can Be a Catalyst for Positive Change in Communities

You can tell a lot about a community by the state of its parks. No parks? That says something. Neglected or dangerous parks? A clue that residents are struggling to raise healthy families. Lack of access to park space? That could also indicates inequity amongst communities. We tend to think that the state of the […]

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Preventing Displacement When Google Comes to Town

How a $40,000 SPARCC grant helped community organizers show Google what was needed to prevent displacement of working families in San José Google has announced it is committing $1 billion for new housing across the San Francisco Bay Area. The tech giant promises to build 20,000 new residences (including 5,000 affordable homes) over the next […]

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SPARCC LA Bolsters Community Organizing in Los Angeles

SPARCC provides a path to building “the muscle of collaboration” for more equitable investments in LA communities As the city of Inglewood plans for construction of three major sports arenas, the developments are ushering in new shops, restaurants, hotels, parks, and high-end housing, leading to the gentrification of the area and potential displacement of over […]

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