UCLA to Launch Data for Democracy in LA

Centennial Project aims to engage students in research on critical issues.

On November 8, UCLA will launch UCLA Data for Democracy in LA, a project offering K-12 students an opportunity to analyze and gather data on critical issues such as access to parks, jobs, and housing in Los Angeles.  

Each month, the project will take up one of these issues and share charts, graphs, maps and other information from UCLA research centers.  Classrooms will be able to use “Padlet,” an online tool, to discuss these ideas and share student work.  In May 2020, students from across the city will have a chance to come to UCLA to talk with one another and UCLA researchers about what they have learned about inequality, opportunity and social change in Los Angeles.  

UCLA Data for Democracy in LA is a UCLA Centennial Project, celebrating the University’s 100th anniversary.  It is a project of UCLA’s Center X and UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access.  

UCLA Data for Democracy  will be available online starting Friday November 8 at:  https://centerx.gseis.ucla.edu/just-news-from-center-x-nov-81-2019/