L.A. Resource Distribution

A UCLA Digital Humanities Project

The Problem

Underprivileged Youth

Los Angeles’ low-income neighborhoods are riddled with inequalities, one of the most vital and important ones being a lack of educational resources and opportunities for youth living in those areas. This leads to a steeper slope to success for the affected communities.

Unhealthy Lifestyles

Based on our data, those living in low-income areas of Los Angeles have access to a higher number of grocery stores, but have a disproportionately smaller number of healthy food options than those living in higher-income areas.

Proportion of Educational Services in Low- vs High-Income Districts
Proportion of Grocery Stores in Low- vs High-Income Districts
Average Difference in Income Between Low- and High-Income Districts

An Overlook on the History of Social Justice in Los Angeles

L.A.'s Disproportionately Affected Communities

What Can Be Done?

Even in modern day Los Angeles, stains of inequality remain. Issues such as quality of education, access to educational resources, fresh groceries, and income are all key factors to create a just society and environment for all to thrive in. We believe that making the Los Angeles (and interested communities) aware of this problem is the first step in trying to better the lives of our fellow citizens. Change needs to happen; however, in order to galvanize that change, recognition must first take place.

You can be a part of the solution for the underprivileged youth and the unhealthy lifestyles people are forced to live by donating to charities that work to make a change in these neighborhoods for impacted communities. Some very honorable charities are listed on our website for ease of access. Providing people with equal resources such as education, sources of healthy food, better housing, and equal economic opportunity is part of our mission and why we chose to conduct this data investigation. Taking action and speaking up against unfair governmental policies can help as well. We must all take responsibility and make this fight against systemic poverty our own.


It is not one person or group’s fight, it is all of ours, together.