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Watching Gentrification Happen

A high school student tracks the effects of gentrification in her Los Angeles neighborhood with digital pictures and a movie.

"A year ago, high school junior Stephanie Cisneros had never heard the word 'gentrification,' but in many ways, she already knew what it meant. She was watching it happen all around her in the Echo Park neighborhood she's called home since she was 5 years old.

...Since June, she has spent hours interviewing business owners and residents on weekends and after school. She has researched the area's history, the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council and housing cooperatives."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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