Who We Serve (About)

IntheCity (ITC) is an independent 501(c)3 based in and currently serving the community of Lincoln Heights, one of the oldest and smallest neighborhoods in the Eastside region of Los Angeles. It is a small, highly dense neighborhood, comprising of 30,000 residents.

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It is predominantly poor-to-working class, with a population that is 70.7% Latino and 25.2% AsianFifty-six (56) percent of its residents are foreign born. Lincoln Heights has a rich history, but our youth and families face a number of challenges:

POVERTY

Lincoln Heights ranks within the top 5% of poorest communities in all of Los Angeles County (LAC). Nearly 60% of the population lives at or below the poverty line, which is 3 times higher than the LAC average. Unemployment is 3 times the national average.

LOW ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Lincoln Heights ranks within the top 3% of all LAC neighborhoods with the most residents holding less than a high school diploma. Of residents 25 and older, only 17% have a high school diploma and only 5.5% have a four-year college degree. 68% have less than a 9th grade education.

GANGS, CRIME & VIOLENCE

Lincoln Heights ranks within the top 18% of violent crime incidents in all of LAC neighborhoods. Gang crimes per capita are twice the city average.