Civic Engagement

By Erick Huerta on

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT For more than 20 years, SCOPE has fought for new job creation models in Los Angeles. However, there’s a critical need for everyone to pay their fair share of taxes so that those programs can become a reality, and government can do its job to meet our community’s needs. Providing quality education, public …

Youth Voter Engagement in South Los Angeles

By Erick Huerta on

Youth Voter Engagement in South Los Angeles At SCOPE, our members’ experiences attest to the power of a peer-to-peer civic engagement model and to the importance of sustaining those relationships beyond election cycles. We know that daily engagement with friends, family, neighbors and elected officials builds community power to win campaigns that benefit South Los …

SCOPE Members Share Personal Journeys Toward Political Activism

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  What makes someone get involved in their community? To fight that feeling that it doesn’t matter? Not just during election season, but every day, how do communities come together to solve problems? SCOPE members Patricia and Sirenia share their personal journeys towards political activism and what keeps them motivated to continue their work on …

The State of Oral Healthcare in South Los Angeles

By Manisha Vaze on

Over our history, SCOPE has built workforce training pipelines into growing industries or sectors, including film, in-home care, and energy efficiency and green jobs. While expanding access to oral health care has been a part of SCOPE’s health and wellness work, it has not yet been a part of our workforce campaigns. When SCOPE decided …

Passage of State Climate Bills, A Win for Equity and Justice

By Erick Huerta on

In the final hours of the last day of the California legislative session, lawmakers sent multiple pieces of climate and environmental justice legislation to the Governor’s desk, creating a new center of gravity around communities most impacted by pollution and poverty. These hard fought wins are a direct result of the leadership, power and organized …

A Message to our Volunteers

By Erick Huerta on

During the month of May and early June, we reached out to you, our supporters and membership, asking for your support and time to engage South LA voters. That’s why we’re excited to share the results from our first AGENDA Action voter engagement program. While it’s a critical presidential election year, a lot is at …

Volunteer to Door Knock with SCOPE

By Erick Huerta on

This year, SCOPE has a goal of contacting more than 50,000 voters–but we can’t achieve this without the help of SCOPE members, community residents, students, and our allies. That is why we are reaching out to ask that you volunteer this Saturday morning with us to help Get Out The Vote in South Los Angeles. …

Prop 47 Savings Undermined by Miscalculations

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As state budget negotiations approach the June 15 deadline, community groups across California are mobilizing to make their voices heard. On Thursday, April 7, SCOPE members Taqwa Bowie, Carolyn Riley, Deborah Holt Bell, and I accompanied Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) to Sacramento to participate in a lobby day and hearing for Budget …

POWER UP: Path Ways to Careers in the Green Industry

By Erick Huerta on

For more than 23 years, SCOPE has worked with strategic partners to create the kind of jobs our communities need—jobs that pay a living wage, offer an opportunity to build towards a career, and uplift the quality of life in South LA. After years of significant wins and the development of successful job models—including IBEW …

Support SCOPE on Amazon Smile

By Erick Huerta on

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you. When you shop through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate .5% from your purchase to SCOPE. If you would like to make a direct contribution to SCOPE, be sure to visit our donation page. Your direct …