From The LA Uprising To The People’s Climate March: Building Power When You Are Under Threat

By Gloria Walton on

As a native of Mississippi, I often think of the famous words of Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer: “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Twenty-five years ago, a predominantly white jury acquitted the California Highway Patrol officers involved in the brutal beating of Rodney King─an act of police violence that was caught …

SCOPE Members Remember the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

By Erick Huerta on

On this 25th anniversary of the L.A. Uprising, to commemorate and reflect on the pivotal event, we sat down with SCOPE members, Joaquin Meneses and Carolyn Riley, and asked them to share their personal experience of the Uprising. Joaquin was a recent immigrant from Mexico living in Koreatown in ‘92 and remembers both the community …

Building Community Power in South L.A. One Block at a Time

By Erick Huerta on

  SCOPE partner, the Center for Community Change profiles our neighbor-to-neighbor civic engagement model for building community power. What inspires SCOPE member Shay Salter and President & SCOPE CEO Gloria Walton to stay engaged? Their belief─and ours─that communities in South L.A. need your voice and your vote this election day. Watch as Shay and the …

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. …

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 …