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Welcome to the PELA website!

Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles was founded in 2010, and is an inter-degree program student organization in USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. We were founded after graduate students held several conversations on community engagement and urban planning, then decided the Price School needed an arm to discuss these issues.

We have a tradition of collaborating with Price School student groups, USC-wide student groups, and local community-based organizations to bring community panels onto Price School's campus. In addition to raising awareness of community issues, our annual events include professional workshops, faculty dinners, site/project tours, and socials to get to know Los Angeles.

PELA is committed to making the goals of social equity a reality; these include but are not limited to:

  • student advocacy
  • affordable housing
  • economic development
  • transportation and land use
  • environmental justice
  • and community outreach

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