Residents of Inglewood are beginning to see the transformation of our neighborhoods and communities as a result of the new interests into developing property in and around our city. As a result of these dynamics, the Uplift Inglewood Coalition was created. We are parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, residents, elders, youth, business owners, renters, homeowners & community members looking to help mold the future of our city so that our families as well as the most vulnerable among us can remain and benefit from our city’s resurgence.
Our purpose is to strengthen Inglewood residents’ political power through education, advocacy, and direct action.
Our demands are people and community-centered, affirming the right to truly affordable housing and safe, thriving neighborhoods. We organize for sustainable community investment while standing against mass evictions, displacement and the effects of gentrification.
While the most notable new development in our city, the new RAMs/Chargers Stadium has resulted in a new school playground, we believe the RAM’s as well as the Hollywood Park, Market Street, and the Daniel Freeman Developments stand to benefit developers greatly and our students, our families and our community deserve to benefit as well.
We believe that after decades of disinvestment the current residents of Inglewood, as well as the small business owners that call Inglewood home, deserve an advantage while facing incoming competition for customers, clients, housing and jobs.
We recognize that our public schools provide the backdrop for much of our lives and lend to the social fabric of our neighborhoods and communities. We believe that the IUSD Board as well as the City Council, as elected bodies have a vested interest in the continued growth and security of our students and their families. Displacement poses a very real threat to the security of our families and the neighborhoods we call home. We believe that our students and our families deserve opportunities to live, work, learn and play in sustainable communities. We see the new investments in our community as an opportunity to Uplift, not uproot, the people of Inglewood.