About NDSC

The Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) platform is a project of the USC Price Center for Social Innovation and Lift To Rise. NDSC is a free, publicly available online resource for civic actors to learn about their communities.

NDSC illuminates the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Coachella Valley communities. The platform helps tell the stories of communities through maps, charts, data analysis, and storytelling; helping community stakeholders track measurable change, improve local policies and programs, and ultimately advocate for a better quality of life within their communities.

The NDSC platform supports strong local policy that is data informed and relevant to a wide range of local stakeholders, including: local governments, media, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, and the general public.

In addition to organizing and sharing data, NDSC helps local communities tell stories about shifts, changes, and challenges to local areas. The platform empowers community leaders and local organizations to better tell their stories by:

  • Tracking measurable change within community boundaries
  • Using data to more strategically plan community development strategies
  • Assessing the impact of new policies, programs, or external shocks more immediately

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For additional information about NDSC Coachella Valley, please contact info@lifttorise.org.

Get started using NDSC CV with this worksheet.

Community Training Workshops

Community Members are invited to attend community training workshops for NDSC Coachella Valley. Participants will learn to access data for specific areas in the Coachella Valley, learn more about the data and understand why specific data sets are important, and conceptualize data stories to better tell the stories of their community.

Trainings are open to the public and free to attend. If you have any questions please contact Araceli Palafox at araceli@lifttorise.org

An updated schedule will be available soon for virtual workshops!

Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.

The NDSC Coachella Valley platform is made possible by our community partners:

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