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The following pages focus on the people and places in greater Los Angeles working to bridge the "Digital Divide." Student researchers and community members report their findings of access to technology in their schools, while community activists discuss their efforts and concerns in closing the gap between the users and non-users of technology.
Photo: Community Coalition Bldg. in South LA
LA County Map by District
:. Lennox
(Centinela Valley Union)
:. Pico Union
(LAUSD, Local District F)
Places to Use Computers in Lennox
by Helen, Brisa, Mariela, Yessenia, Kathy, Stephanie and Alfredo
Students at Lennox Middle School compile information on computer resources in Lennox.
Interview with Marvin Andrade
by Cicely Morris

Marvine Andrade, Coordinator of Civic Participation at the Central American Resource Center, reflects on how technology facilitates community members to attain better jobs, higher education and to become politically mobilized.

Interview with Marlin Morales
by Cicely Morris
Marlin Morales, a Pico Union Revitalization Team Coordinator, discusses how technology makes possible the communication and expresssion of what is relevant in the lives of Pico-Union community members.
Interview with Bert Saavedra
by Cicely Morris
Bert Saavedra, Program Manager of the Pico-Union Westlake Cluster Network, has worked to build a cyber network in the Westlake Cluster.

:. Inglewood
(Inglewood Unified)
:. South LA
(LAUSD, Local Districts G & I)
Creative Control: Inglewood’s Pstola.Com Uses Technology as a Power Tool
by Cicely Morris
Three young African-American filmmakers empower themselves with shared knowledge about technology and business in a successful effort to attain creative control.
Interview with Eva Castillo
by Cicely Morris
Eva Castillo, a librarian at the Community Coalition, assists community members in discovering the joys of communicating via e-mail with everyone from relatives in other countries to Taco Bell.
:. Boyle Heights
(LAUSD, Local District H)
:. Lynwood
(Lynwood Unified)
East LA Youth and Family Center
by Armando Soriano
Armando Soriano finds that computer access in his community continues to be a scramble between twenty to thirty kids for only ten computers.
Parents from the Parent Project in Lynwood participated in a six week asset-mapping project to better understand the technology resources available in their communities.

Photo Essay by Martin Lipton

Lipton captures images of Lynwood parents in their pursuit of technological justice.

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