Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles fosters interest among its community members in social, community, economic and environmental conditions related to housing, banking, planning and land use issues impacting the various communities and assists in the development of affordable housing in Southern California by providing housing development and technical assistance.

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Executive Director

Noreen McClendon

Main Address

PO Box 11337

Los Angeles, CA 90011 USA





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Coalitions (S21)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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To improve the quality of life for the residents of our community.

We engage in programs designed to create economic opportunity for our community. By example, our housing development has created employment opportunities for community residents and local small businesses to serve as vendors. Our soccer program is designed to teach our youth entrepreneurship as opposed to solely relying on grant funding. Our strategies include, outreaching, educating and employing community members to do for themselves.

Our organization has the in-house capability to develop and manage real estate projects, organize our community members to address and solve its issues, operate youth development programming and create employment opportunities for community residents.

CCSCLA measures its progress through completion of the various projects it undertakes, the economic opportunities created for community residents and small businesses and the youth that have been trained and go on to higher education and leadership positions within the community.

CCSCLA has developed over 700 units of affordable housing, organized more than 57 block clubs, established a federal credit union, trained more than 100 youth in the jobs behind-the-scenes in the entertainment industry, trained more than 300 community residents in employment readiness, developed two synthetic soccer fields, established a youth soccer program to teach entrepreneurship, created employment opportunities for more than 75 community residents with ongoing employment for 23, created hundreds of construction jobs, and sparked an interest in redevelopment of the Vernon Central community previously neglected. We are in the process of completing an 80,000 s.f. shopping center to be opened in March, 2014. We have embarked on the creation of a program designed to assist those coming home from incarceration with successful re-integration back into society.

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Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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