Like many communities across the United States, Los Angeles' inner city neighborhoods face systemic inequality. Residents living in predominantly low income and communities of color continue to experience a decline in economic and social opportunities, as well as persistent barriers to meaningful and effective participation in the political processes that affect their lives. SCOPE's theory of social change is rooted in the power of communities most oppressed and disenfranchised engaging as actors to win systemic change.
Our economic and workforce development campaigns are designed to eradicate poverty by connecting low income communities to quality jobs in regional growth industries including entertainment, health care and, most recently, green building. Our civic participation and voter engagement program is designed to connect residents to issue campaigns that hold decision makers accountable to their needs and to increase voter participation in low income neighborhoods.