Community Organizations Create Holistic Approach to Poverty Reduction in Los Angeles

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LIIF’s Partners in Progress (PIP) Initiative is working to transform distressed neighborhoods across the nation into places of opportunity. In a feature from Latin Post, three PIP grantees in Los Angeles, Youth Policy Institute, Little Tokyo Service Center and LINC Housing, are featured as they work to create community driven change in neighborhoods that have historically faced barriers to revitalization.

The local non profit organizations received $250,000 grants to start or amplify their efforts to become “community quarterbacks,” organizations that bring together multiple sectors and stakeholders around shared goals. “It’s a paradigm shift in how we’ve approached our work in previous decades,” said Nancy O. Andrews, President and CEO of LIIF. “In many ways, this is the vision that actually returns to the original vision of the War on Poverty.”

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Source: Latin Post