RESULTS

Since our founding in 2005, CRCD has partnered in a combined investment of $103 million in South LA housing and real estate, including 318 units of affordable housing, plus community space for support services, youth programs, a homeless youth drop-in center, a community garden, and commercial space for our social enterprise.  CRCD has connected more than 1,000 young people to opportunities, such as education, jobs, and housing.  CRCD has opened a WorkSource Center to connect residents to jobs.  CRCD has been recognized for its contributions to community safety and neighborhood beautification, and launched a social enterprise.

CRCD has been recognized for its leadership as follows:

In 2008, the MetLife Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation honored CRCD, LA Police Department, and LA City Attorney’s Office with a Community-Police Partnership Award for a successful Graffiti Free Zone.  The Zone reduced crime in Vernon-Central and employed local youth to remove graffiti.

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In 2011, CRCD’s youth employment services, commercial district improvement, and affordable housing were profiled as exemplary practices/case studies by the CA Community Economic Development Association.

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In 2012, CRCD was recognized by the California Council for Excellence with a prestigious California Award for Performance Excellence, which entails rigorous review process and a best practices & awards conference.

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In 2013, CRCD’s public safety work was honored by the MetLife Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation.  CRCD, LA Police Department, All Peoples Community Center, and Thomas Safran Associates jointly received a Community-Police Partnership award, in recognition of community efforts to reduce neighborhood crime around the Dunbar Village affordable housing project.

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In 2013, CRCD’s permanent supportive housing was profiled as a best practice in the California Homeless Youth Project’s report “More Than a Roof: How California Can End Youth Homelessness”

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In 2014, CRCD’s youth programs were recognized by the Violence Policy Center as “What Works in Stopping Youth Violence” in their report “Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2012 California Homicide Victims Ages 10 to 24”.

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In 2014, CRCD’s foster youth programs are noted in the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Foster Youth Strategic Initiative “2014 Evaluation Study”.

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In 2015, CRCD’s social enterprise is noted in the Mathematica Jobs Study commissioned by REDF, which demonstrates the positive impact of social enterprises.

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