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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 ...
    • Arroyo Seco Survey 

      Schroeder, Stephanie (2001-01-01)
      My project consisted of finding the uses for the Lower Arroyo Seco Park, located in Pasadena, CA. I did background research as to other surveys conducted in National Parks, particularly heavily used ones such as Central ...
    • ArroyoFest: Freeway Walk and Bike Ride 

      Tracy, Jonathan (2002-01-01)
      I have been examining ways to create more livable communities in Southern California, by examining the Arroyo Seco region, and actively participating in the planning process to create an event that can strengthen connections ...
    • Community Gardens: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Latino Communities 

      de Lena, Ariana (2007-01-01)
      Of the 1.7 million Los Angelinos that identified as Hispanic or Latino in 2005, over one-third of them were living below the poverty line. Minorities also face disproportionate amounts of pollution, crime, and often live ...
    • Community Outreach Along the Arroyo Seco Corridor 

      Martinez, Vanessa (2002-01-01)
      My presentation will be an overview of the ArroyoFest: Freeway Walk and Bike Ride. ArroyoFest is a walk and bike ride on the Historic Arroyo Seco Parkway or Pasadena Freeway. The event will take place on a Sunday morning ...
    • Dry Cleaning Vs. Wet Cleaning: The Effort to Promote and Convert Dry Cleaners into Wet Cleaners 

      Ahn, Richard J (1999-01-01)
      Many do not realize the hazardous conditions that dry cleaners face everyday in the workplace. Of the many chemicals they work with, perchloroethylene (PCE) has been the dominant one used for decades; identified as a ...
    • El Niño periods increase growth of juvenile white seabass (Atractoscion nobilis) in the Southern California Bight 

      Williams, Jonathan P.; Allen, Larry G.; Steele, Mark A. (2007-03-30)
      Studies of the impact of El Niño periods on marine species have usually focused on negative, highly visible eVects, e.g., decreasing growth rates or increasing mortality due to a decline in primary productivity in typically ...
    • EMTALA: Conception and Impact 

      Patton, Michael (2011-01-01)
      It is a fact that emergency room visits in the past two decades have increased from 99 million visits in 1983 to 115 million in 2003. With the number of visits increasing nearly 13% in a two decade time span, one would ...
    • 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 ...
    • Exhausting Children?s Health: Developing Healthier Learning Environments for California Students 

      Ritter, Sarah (2007-01-01)
      As Americans, we would never relinquish the mobility and freedom our roadways provide, but would gladly do without the traffic, accidents, and pollution that result from the same system. Many people have yet to comprehend ...
    • Fencing Africa?s National Parks. 

      Evans, Elizabeth (2004-01-01)
      Do fences make good neighbors? One of the most surprising aspects of African national parks is that many of them have an electrified fence that traces the perimeter of the park. Some countries, including Kenya, have ...
    • 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 ...