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    • A Nation of Homeowners: The American (Day)dream 

      Gould, Katrina (2011-01-01)
      Since the colonial era, a preference for private property and homeownership has prevailed in America. For most Americans, a home is more than just a shelter. It is a long-term investment, a form of security, and a stable ...
    • ACCE Summer Internship 

      Washington, Khaliyah (2011-01-01)
      Interning at ACCE this summer gave me the opportunity to get a unique view of the process, the struggles, and the rewards of community organizing. I have learned a lot about the hidden hierarchy in one of the most developed ...
    • ACORN Internship: Power in Numbers 

      Chicas, Drea (2006-01-01)
      The Los Angeles housing crisis continues to grow worse despite improvements in policy and actions taken in recent years. At the root of the problem is gentrification taking place in areas like downtown LA. Many Angelinos ...
    • Affordable Housing Internship 

      Francis, Chandrika (2008-01-01)
      This summer I interned at East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) for 10 weeks. ELACC is a non-profit based in Boyle Heights that works with community members to create quality affordable housing, improve home-ownership ...
    • Affordable Housing Internship at The Coalition for Economic Survival 

      Ambriz, Kathy (2008-01-01)
      At the beginning of my internship my sole responsibility was to call as many people as I could and talk to them about Propositions 98 and 99. During my entire workday I called from a list out of the office and then ...
    • Affordable Housing Internship-ELACC 

      Pedraza, Xiomara (2010-01-01)
      This summer I interned at East LA Community Corporation. ELACC is a nonprofit comprehensive organization that builds affordable housing, offers financial counseling for first home buyers, offers foreclosure prevention ...
    • Affordable Housing Internship-LA Voice-PICO 

      Clegg, Michael (2010-01-01)
      This summer I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with a grassroots organization in Los Angeles. I chose to work with LA Voice PICO for two reasons: the first being that it was a faith based organization ...
    • Affordable Housing Internship-LAANE 

      Barton, Sarah (2010-01-01)
      This summer I worked at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. LAANE?s vision has four major points: <ul> A real democracy ensures that workers have power over their own lives and a voice in the workplace All working ...
    • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation: Providing HOPE. 

      Agundez, Maritza (2004-01-01)
      Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a non profit organization that works on building communities, specifically around the Hover/Adams area of central Los Angeles. They do this by providing the community with not ...
    • Fighting to Protect Health, Civil and Housing Rights in the Skid Row Community 

      Griffith, Kathryn (2009-01-01)
      The Skid Row area of downtown, a 50 block area is home to the largest number of homeless men and women, as well as many low income and very low income residents living in residential hotels. With a combination of economic ...
    • From the Foundation Up: Affordable Housing in Los Angeles 

      Hayden, Kether (2005-01-01)
      Instead of doing typical undergraduate summer research, I was a summer intern at the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) in the downtown/Korea town area of LA. Established in 1989 it provides ...
    • From the Foundation Up: Affordable Housing in Los Angeles 

      Lopez, Angelica (2005-01-01)
      This summer I was an intern at East LA Community Corporation located in Boyle Heights, just east of the Los Angeles River. East LA Community Corporation or ELACC has a Community Organizing Department that works with the ...
    • From the Foundation Up: Affordable Housing in Los Angeles 

      Nasella, Caroline (2005-01-01)
      Angie, Kether and I interned full time at organizations dedicated to solving LA?s housing crisis. We learned that the housing shortage is a result of various forces and must be addressed from both national perspectives as ...
    • Going Mainstream: Fair trade in Germany and England. 

      Roggemann, Ellen (2004-01-01)
      Fair trade is an alternative system of trade which guarantees that producers in the developing world are given a price for their goods that at least covers the amount it cost them to produce the goods plus provides an ...
    • Investing in the Nickel: LA's Homeless, Gentrification and the Battle Over Skid Row Erica Fick and Caitlin Peel 

      Fick, Peel; Caitlin, Erica (2007-01-01)
      Skid Row is a 52-block area that makes up 4.5% of downtown Los Angeles, and houses the highest concentration of the city?s homeless population. Skid Row is often referred to as ?The Nickel?, because it is centered around ...
    • Livable Los Angeles: Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development in Hollywood 

      Kralovich, Mike (2011-01-01)
      Los Angeles, the United States' second-largest city, faces several daunting challenges as a major metropolitan area. A crippling dependance on the automobile and a critical lack of affordable housing are two of the most ...
    • Pasadena City Planning Priorities: An Examination of the Past and Recommendations for the Future 

      Granholm, Julia (2006-01-01)
      The redevelopment of Old Pasadena in the late 1970?s and early 1980?s was a catalyst for altering the way the city of Pasadena operates. The need for economic and retail growth was challenged by historic preservationists, ...
    • Prison expansion, the U.S. Criminal Justice system, and the Danish Alternative. 

      Morosin, Alessandro (2004-01-01)
      In its analysis of the expansion of the prison institution since the mid 1970s, this paper chiefly examines rising inmate populations in the United States and discusses reasons why the current approach to fighting crime ...
    • Summer 2012 Program: Affordable Housing Internship 

      Fonseca-Cervantes, Bianca (2012-07-01)
      Through the Affordable Housing Internship Summer Program, I had the opportunity to intern for 10 weeks at Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (ECHC), a social justice non-profit organization that works nonstop to bring ...
    • The Mighty SCANPH Brain Trust. 

      Brewer, Rachel (2004-01-01)
      The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) is a membership organization that serves as a cohesive voice for the affordable housing community, does policy work and educates the public on issues of ...