LURN understands that improving the quality of life of people in urban areas cannot be done alone. Collaboration is necessary, and sharing innovation is paramount. LURNAdvisors is LURN’s in-house consulting team that is dedicated to helping other organizations of all types develop and implement strategies to help fight poverty, build sustainable economies, and house low-income families.
True to LURN’s spirit, its team is made of up urban planners, attorneys, developers, designers, and management consultants that inject innovation and fresh thinking into the following work:
- Strategic Planning
- Program Design & Development
- Sectoral Research & Surveying
- Program Evaluation
Our previous clients include:
The LA Food Policy Council
We assisted the LA Food Policy Council in the design of a purchasing cooperative to serve small food retailers in low-income neighborhoods. The implementation of this effort has spun off and become COMPRA Foods, a purchasing cooperative and distribution program serving small grocers and convenience stores in low-income areas of Los Angeles.
Self Help Graphics & Art
LURN was retained to assist the Board of Directors manage the transition of the Executive Director and ensure that operations were stable and working efficiently. LURN was also contracted separately to develop a series of recommendations on how the arts can be leveraged to support Boyle Heights residents who are being threatened with displacement.
We assisted AARP in developing a strategy to expand its presence in Latino communities by recommending meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations.
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
LURN was retained to conduct an evaluation of a digital literacy program at Jordan Downs and Mar Vista housing projects.
UMMA Health Clinic & Team Friday
To support the clinic’s new marketing plan, Team Friday retained LURN to design and administer a survey instrument that could assess UMMA Health Clinic’s perception in the community.
The Mayor’s Office
We worked with key executives in the Mayor’s Office to inventory asset-building programs in Los Angeles and recommend how the Mayor’s Office can leverage its resources to expand economic opportunity in Los Angeles.
The California Endowment/EMH Creative Group
LURN was hired to be part of the facilitation team for the California Endowment’s South LA Building Healthy Communities initiative. Our role was to assist in refining the purpose of the coalition and help the group define how it can work leverage its large coalition to make an impact in the policy arena.