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Crenshaw community planning group needed to partner with UCLA


Community residents are invited to apply to participate in the UCLA Urban Planning Community Collaborative: “Crenshaw Rising.” The UCLA Urban Planning Community Collaborative (formerly known as “Community Scholars”) is a six-month research and strategy-building project that will bring together master’s students from UCLA’s Urban Planning School with activists from the community to conduct research and produce a report on key Crenshaw community issues.

The deadline to apply for the project is tonight, Dec. 23, at 11:59 p.m. Visit

For students, this serves as the “capstone” for their two-year master’s degree. For community members, it is a way to tap the labor, research and ideas of a dozen planning students committed to social justice to generate some serious community-serving and community-involved research.

The project will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. from Jan. 4 through June 7, 2022, either in-person with appropriate vaccination, testing and masking protocols at The Umoja Center in Leimert Park (3347 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008), or on Zoom if pandemic conditions dictate.

Community participants are expected to attend as many of the meetings as possible.