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Dig Deeper

For over 30 years, L.A. Works has been passionate about producing volunteer opportunities that create an equitable, diverse, and thriving Los Angeles.


We work in partnership with organizations that address homelessness, hunger, poor quality education, environmental injustice, and more... all serving a disproportionate number of people of color. The status quo is not working.

So, we’ve created this series to supplement the volunteer experiences IRL - giving you, our volunteers, a place to reflect, find resources to build your knowledge base, and learn how to take action to advocate for critical legislation and actions that elected officials can take to move the needle on issues of equity, together.


Learn about critical issues in Los Angeles 

Education Equity

Reading Time - 45 minutes

  • How COVID has impacted public education

  • Examining the Education Achievement Gap and more key terms

  • Steps to tackle racism in the classroom and after students graduate 


Environmental Justice

Reading Time - 20 minutes

  • Examine the meaning of environmental justice and the climate change crisis

  • Examples of how the impact of climate change disproportionately impacts low-income communities and communities of color

Food Insecurity

Reading Time - 20 minutes

  • Examine the food insecurity crisis and why it exists 

  • Examples of steps to take towards a more equitable society 


Health Justice

Reading Time - 20 minutes

  • Examine the meaning of health justice and why it matters, including a look at the impact of COVID on marginalized communities

  • Analyze the biases in healthcare based on race and gender, specifically in Los Angeles

Housing Insecurity

Reading Time - 20 minutes

  • Examine the housing insecurity crisis and who is impacted

  • Explain how systemic racism plays a part in the local and national unhoused landscape

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