Today AT&T along with City Year Care Force volunteers joined CRCD for a day of community service! This amazing team helped paint murals, construct picnic tables and garden boxes for the Lincoln Theatre Sleep Safe space in South LA. We want to thank everyone for participating and helping us beautify South LA!
Do you need help applying for the HACLA's Section 8 Waiting List Lottery? The Coalition for Responsible Community Development will be providing application assistance, email setup classes, and free access to computers and internet at a few of our dedicated centers:
Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center
VCN YouthSource Center
CRCD's Ruth's Place Access Center
CD9 Neighborhood Resource Center at Serra Library
If you require assistance due to a disability, need transportation services, or communication in an alternative format, please call any of the locations provided and we will gladly assist!
A Place to Call Home: The Residences on Main Supportive Housing Development
We are excited to highlight Ruth Campbell, a current resident at the Residences on Main and James Battee, CRCD Resident Services Coordinator.
When you meet Ruth, you’re immediately struck by her joyful personality and resilience — by her warmth laughter, the love she has for her family and community, and her strength of purpose. Following the untimely passing of her daughter, Ruth cares for her six grandchildren and an adopted daughter (a disabled student who is now grown and living in her care).
Ruth and her family became homeless after a major flood destroyed their previous home. After moving to motels and shelters, Ruth found Residences on Main, a permanent supportive housing building in South Los Angeles developed by CRCD and LA Family Housing. Since moving in, Ruth and her family have continued to progress taking advantage of additional resources at CRCD like education, job skill training, financial education, and workforce development. Permanent supportive housing granted Ruth the flexibility to build on her finances to enhance her self-sufficiency. Ruth is now an active community member in the South LA community and is happy to share her story with others.
"Compassion, that's my passion," Ruth says. Ruth's life is about caring for others and giving back.
Thanks to our partners at Residences on Main, Freddie Mac, LA Family Housing, and National Equity Fund as we are able to provide Ruth and her family a safe place to thrive.
Since our founding in 2005, CRCD has been committed to diversity and inclusion, from our leadership team to our program participants. Our goal is to promote equity in communities of color in South LA by providing education, workforce development, and affordable housing to a community that has a history of disinvestment and systemic racism. We open our services for all who needs a hand, and we will continue to bring the South LA community together to create the change we want to see. Our vision lies at the heart of our work, to Change Lives and Build Neighborhoods Responsibly. ❤️
Join the Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center on Thursday Oct. 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for our third workshop within our 6-week marketing series en español! 📣
This workshop will focus on how to utilize Google effectively to reach new customers online. Learn how to write a publication, create a business website and more.
Go to bit.ly/bscseries3 to register or call (323) 450-7226 for more information.
Interested in learning about access to capital? Learn about the power of capital and using it to fuel the growth of your small business in this next workshop with Chase Bank!
Join the Southeast LA BusinessSource Center on Wednesday, October 12th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Chase Bank on Figueroa Street. This workshop will cover SBA loans, strategies for cash flow, and advice on investment and borrowing for your small business!
Register here: bit.ly/accesstocapital1 or call (323) 450-7226.
We hope to see you!
On these record 🥵 days, why don’t we have more 🌳 to stay cool?! The seeks to achieve the community’s vision for a socially inclusive, sustainable, green community resilient to climate change in the ❤️ of . Learn about our proposal bit.ly/3RZPIyH
En estos días de altas temperaturas🥵 que siguen batiendo récords ¿por qué no tenemos más 🌳 para mantenernos frescos? El Eco-Lab del Sur de Los Ángeles se enfoca en el "desarrollo económico a través de la acción climática" para lograr la visión de la comunidad: una comunidad verde, socialmente inclusiva, sostenible y resiliente al cambio climático, en el corazón del Sur de Los Ángeles. Conoce nuestra propuesta bit.ly/3RZPIyH
Learn WhatsApp For Your Business En Español
Join the Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center on Thursday Oct. 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for our second workshop within our 6-week marketing series en español! 📣
This workshop will focus on how to use WhatsApp and how to effectively communicate with your customers through the app. Learn the tips and tricks of providing quality customer service and how to take advantage of different message formats.
Go to bit.ly/bscseries2 to register or call (323) 450-7226 for more information.
Learn WhatsApp For Your Business En Español
Learn how to use WhatsApp to promote your business! /¡Aprende a usar WhatsApp para promocionar tu negocio!
📣 Calling all residents 📣 The is a community-driven grant proposal that seeks to secure $35 million in funding from the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), to implement economic development through climate action in a 3.9-mile area. If you want a greener & climate resilient like & share w/ family and friends! Learn more bit.ly/3RZPIyH
Meet Diontaie, today's Story!
Diontaie is a participant in the Clean LA and MC3 Training programs at CRCD. After successful completion of the Clean LA program, he gained employment with a local union while undergoing the MC3 Training program. We are proud of his accomplishments and wish him all the best!
CRCD and CRCD Enterprises provide a comprehensive menu of training and paid-work experience programming to prepare South LA residents for high-growth, living-wage careers in the regional building and construction trades.
CRCD is a certified partner of the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO and the North American Building Trades Unions to provide the Multi-craft Core Curriculum (MC3) Apprenticeship Readiness Training to South LA residents. The 48 local Unions across 14 trades that comprise the Building Trades Council have sanctioned MC3 as their official pre-apprenticeship training platform, allowing CRCD to create supported pathways into the trades and family-sustaining wages for South LA residents.
If you are interested in learning more about the MC3 Training program, please contact our Adult Workforce Development Department at [email protected] or call 213-763-5951.
Join the Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center on Thursday Sept. 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for the first workshop within our 6-week marketing series en español! 📣
This workshop will focus on how to receive and send money from Venmo and CashApp, how to add a bank, or debit card, create and share your profile with QR codes, and how to get your statements and tax documents.
Go to bit.ly/bscseries1 to register or call (323) 450-7226 for more information.
We are muy excited to be kicking off with a new 6-week series of marketing workshops, en español! 📣
Brought to you by the Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center, these workshops will provide small business owners with the digital marketing tools and resources needed to promote their business.
Learn more about navigating apps like Venmo, CashApp, or WhatsApp for your business, creating graphics using Canva, or even how to promote your business using Facebook, Instagram, and Google.
Stay tuned for more information on how to register for our first workshop of the series!
to support Measure ULA from to House LA
The mansion tax Brough to you by is now Measure ULA.
And while we'll be going by a new name through Election Day, our campaign is the same initiative you know, written by housing experts, union organizers, and working families across Los Angeles.
A small tax on real estate sales over $5 million to raise funds to help low-income seniors keep their homes and create more affordable housing.
That's how we invest in communities and reduce homelessness in our city.
We're so happy to finally say it.
Vote YES on Measure ULA this November!
Photos from YouthBuild Charter School of California's post
Today marks the first day of ! This month we celebrate the diverse culture of the Latinx community and how their generational contributions have positively uplifted our neighborhoods.
We are proud to serve the Latinx community in South LA by providing education, employment assistance, housing support, and small business resources. Our dedication to all of our residents lies at the heart of our mission: Changing lives and building neighborhoods responsibly.
Here is another recruitment event happening next Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center!
If you are looking into a career in construction, Alpha Structural Inc. is currently looking for new and exciting members to join their staff! They are recruiting members
Don't wait to register! Go to bit.ly/alphahiring for more information.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a vacuum of services that were not being implemented in the rapid pace that it needed to at that time.”
During the COVID-19 shut down, some of the people most impacted were small business owners who happen to own small affordable apartment buildings. Focusing on economic and housing inequality in South LA, CRCD President and CEO Mark Wilson helped launch the initiative to serve vulnerable populations such as low-income and working class residents and small affordable apartment business owners in the neighborhood. COVID-19 disproportionately affected Black and Latino families as well as business owners in South LA while many were facing risk of eviction and homelessness.
CRCD is happy to have collaborated with Enterprise Community Partners, and with the support of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to create the Local Rental Owners Collaborative which supports small rental property owners and residents who were severely impacted by the pandemic by paying up to 19 months of rental arrears and building repairs. To date, LROC has maintained 193 units across 67 buildings.
Without our partnerships, we would not have landed the impact we did to create and preserve local affordable housing in South LA. Thank you to J.P. Morgan Chase for telling our story.
It was an honor to host LAHSA (), Mayor Eric Garcetti (), and Supervisor Holly Mitchell () at the VCN YouthSource Center as they gathered to deliver the 2022 homeless count data. While the numbers may have increased over the past 2 years, CRCD is committed to continuing our work in South LA to provide access to housing, education and workforce development for everyone!
Last week CRCD had a great turnout at our quarterly expanded hiring fair!
Our team at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center did an outstanding job connecting job seekers received an opportunity to secure employment with our employers! We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who came out and made this event a huge success!
If you were not able to attend, please watch out for notices about at the Vernon-Center/LATTC WorkSource Center every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm at 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. We welcome a different employer every week!
Meet Kevin, today’s story!
Kevin is a single father with a dedicated focus on providing for his family. With a determination to advance further in his life for his two daughters, he found CRCD and enrolled in the Multi-Core Curriculum (MC3) training program, a free, paid gateway opportunity to a career in construction. The MC3 training program provides pathways to union apprenticeships and matches participants to potential jobs after completion of the program. With the need to succeed, Kevin took the Hi-set test to receive his high school diploma and finish the MC3 program. He believes that CRCD positively impacted his life by learning about unions and matching before the program was even over! The support Kevin received from CRCD allowed him to find resources for those struggling financially, and that is what kept Kevin on his feet. Kevin has now secured employment with Southwest Carpenters, where he will immediately start his training after he finishes the program. We are proud of how far Kevin has come!
If you are interested in learning more about the MC3 training program, visit the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center located at 400 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90011 on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:00 am for orientation.
At CRCD, we are dedicated to changing lives and building neighborhoods responsibly by providing better jobs opportunities for our adult and youth residents of South LA!