Neighborhood Assessments of Park Mesa Heights
In 2007, the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) announced the “Neighborhoods@Work” Initiative, a 5-year strategic plan designed to address issues related to education, employment, health, housing, and safety in neighborhoods throughout South Los Angeles. The ultimate goal of LAUL’s initiative is to create a best practices model for sustainable neighborhood change that can be replicated in other urban communities across the nation. LAUL’s initial effort focuses on a 70-block area in the predominantly African American community of Park Mesa Heights. At the request of LAUL, the UCLA School of Public Affairs (UCLA-SPA) agreed to assist LAUL by assessing neighborhood level changes associated with the quality of life for stakeholders in Park Mesa Heights, as defined by LAUL.