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Imagine a Greater Los Angeles
We imagine a Greater Los Angeles where we bridge the gap between policy thinkers and on-the-ground community leaders; where we reduce social inequities through public policies and investments; where we improve public health and exceed environmental goals, especially for our most vulnerable neighborhoods. As a region, we recognize that equity is not a special interest, but in everybody’s interest.
The Los Angeles area has the state’s worst income inequality, and the significant gap between the region’s wealthy and low-income communities manifests itself spatially. In Los Angeles County, where one lives greatly affect their educational attainment, job access, health outcomes, public safety, environmental quality, and how they get around. Simply put, place matters.
Note from Founder and Managing Director Jessica Meaney — June 2016:
A year and a half ago after lots of conversations with family, friends, and colleagues — we decided to create Investing in Place. It’s been about 18 months so far — and it’s been awesome, we are excited to grow our work and impact. We are a non-profit effort rethinking the way we invest in our neighborhoods, cities, and region with our public dollars. We imagine a Greater Los Angeles.
|Your support will help strengthen our communities and help us and our partners better advocate for equity across the region. Your help now will support key Investing in Place efforts:
Testimonials & Quotes from IiP Advisors
“To me, Investing in Place, is an opportunity to convene stakeholders from all walks of life to talk about how we can use public resources in a way that truly builds neighborhoods that work for the residents that live in them. Too often, decisions around transportation projects and infrastructure developments take place without considering the needs of all people, especially residents in low-income communities. This under-representation needs to stop because everyone’s voice matters. Investing in Place’s work is an opportunity for us to lift up different voices in the movement to build a Greater Los Angeles.”
– Rudy Espinoza, LURN