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CCIG Project awarded new grant from Zumberge Diversity and Inclusion Fund

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The CCIG (Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth) project was awarded a new grant from the Zumberge Diversity and Inclusion fund.

The new grant will allow the CCIG project, led by Prof. Hernan Galperin, to pilot a research project called “Cyber Shelters: Online Resource Seeking and Social Capital Building among the Homeless in Los Angeles”.

The new project will examine the abilities and motivations of homeless persons in Los Angeles County for using the Internet, and investigate the role that Internet access plays in creating networks of support and facilitating access to resources that increase opportunities for transitioning out of homelessness.

Other team members include Prof. François Bar, Prof. Annette Kim (USC Price), Prof. Ellen Helsper (LSE) and doctoral student Matthew Bui.