Healthy and Sustainable Inglewood Collaborative

The Social Justice Learning Institute works in partnership with more than 40 community stakeholders which include representatives from the business community, families, local government officials, and community organizations, to advance policies that mitigate against climate change, improve health in the built environment and advance the local economy.  

Read our Inglewood & Lennox Greening Plan here, capturing the vision of a broad group of local stakeholders for an urban greening transformation in their communities. 


The Goals


The purpose of this Collaborative is to develop a community driven action plan for mitigating the risks associated with environmental and health disparities. HSIC has identified a significant number of health and environmental issues that require attention in Inglewood and neighboring Lennox, including:  transportation, air quality, healthy food and urban agriculture, urban greening, water conservation, renewable energy, waste, economic development, healthy eating and active living, and community engagement.


HSIC intends to create the following three action plans: 

1) An Urban Greening Plan for Inglewood and Lennox, CA  

2) A Climate and Health Action Plan for Inglewood 

3) A Health Action Plan for Inglewood 

HSIC is sharing these documents at community meetings for public comment and review. Once finalized, the Collaborative will present these plans to policy makers with the goal of influencing the City of Inglewood’s General Plan update. 


To learn more about the HSIC process and an assesment of steakholder engagement, please read the following research paper by Laurel Hunt.


For more information about HSIC and to participate in the planning process, please contact:

Derek L. Steele

Health Equity Programs Director





Partners (In alphabetical order):

A-MAN, Inc. 

AbilityFirst Harry A. Meir Center

AmASSI Center

Around the Block Club (ABC)

Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) 

Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

California Endowment

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Centennial Hospital Medical Center

Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)

Children’s Dental Center

City of Inglewood – Park, Recreation & Community Service

City of Inglewood – Planning Division

City of Inglewood Library

Community Health Council, Inc. 

Community Partners

Crenshaw Christian Center

Curtis Tucker Health Center

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services 

FAME Assistance Corporation, (FAC)

Families for Children, Inc.

Head Start

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign, California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Holy Faith Episcopal Church

Inglewood Police Department

Inglewood Residents

Inglewood Unified School District

Inside Out Community Arts

Kaiser Family Foundation


L.A. Care Family Resource Center

Latino Coalition for Healthy California

Lennox School District

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Loyola Marymount University

Multiservice Family Center, Inc.

Network for a Healthy California

Northgate González Markets

Republic Services

Service Planning 8--LA County Department of Public Health

South Bay Center for Counseling

South Bay Environmental Services Center

South Bay Family Health Care

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Southern California Edison

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 

SWA Architecture & Design

The Project Advisory Council (PAC) at the Inglewood Senior Center


VITAS Innovative Hospice Care


HSIC has received funding from: 

The State of California Strategic Growth Council

Public Health Institute 

Kaiser Family Foundation

Inglewood Certified Farmers' Market

The Inglewood Certified Farmers' Market is the first ever in the city. Launched in September 2015, it has 35+ booths selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as prepared and pre-packaged food. In October 2016, the Social Justice Learning Institute secured an official partnership with the City of Inglewood to host the market permanentlyWith a Strong commitment to the community, the market also includes local artisans and handicraft makers all to be enjoyed on the historic Market Street in Downtown Inglewood. 

The purpose of the Market is to promote healthy eating and active living in the City of Inglewood. Each Market will have healthy recipe cooking demos, fitness blast classes (10-15 minutes), raffle prizes, live music, entertainment, and more! 

The long-awaited market was established in response to the community's need for more options to shop locally for healthy food. It is held on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 3PM-7PM. 

EBT/WIC Accepted. EBT dollars spent on fresh fruit and vegetables can be matched up to $10 with 'Market Match'. 

To become a sponsor or a vendor, contact us at or 323-952-7363.