How do you channel the inherent power in our communities into real political action? SCOPE’s proactive agenda for change starts with the premise that those most impacted by the problems and conditions facing South L.A. must be at the center of change.
We equip low-income residents of color from over 300 families with the leadership skills needed to talk to their neighbors and the tools to identify solutions our communities need. Member structures like our Leadership Team and Neighborhood Education Teams support our neighborhood-level organizing strategy through ongoing leadership development of members to engage community and build power block by block. Our leaders take action by driving campaigns, talking to decision-makers, collecting data that can be used to strengthen policy and voter education efforts—and, most importantly, by talking to everyday people in their homes, schools, churches, and businesses about the issues that matter to South L.A. right now.