What We Do
CDTech equips South LA residents to transform their neighborhoods and create economic opportunities.
CDTech is a catalyst for change in South LA, activating and focusing the potential of residents and businesses. We equip them with the training, strategies and programs they need to be leaders and organizers for neighborhood improvement and economic growth. With 20 years of experience, CDTech combines grassroots participation with strategic policy understanding, creating community development and economic development programs that incorporate deep insight into the actual needs, desires and capabilities of South LA. Grassroots participation, including the development and utilization of local human capital, helps CDTech to deliver self-sustaining programs with long-term, strategic benefits.
Non-Profit Leadership Development
Last year, the Public Allies, Los Angeles professional and leadership development program retained and graduated 97% of program participants who are now ready for the workforce.
Advancement in Community Education
With support from CDTech, the Community Planning Program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College saw a student enrollment retention rate of 93% in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Our Community Engagement team outreached to over 7,500 residents in the last year, connecting them with economic opportunities and engaging residents in dialogues to advocate for sustainable communities.
Last year, our Economic Development team outreached to over 500 businesses around the Washington Corridor and Vermont Square Neighborhoods, providing them with resources to save money, build economic sustainability and opportunities to join in on the process for advocating for sustainable communities
Our Leadership Team
Board of Directors
In the words of Dr. King, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” The Cultivating Consciousness Conference aims to foster dialogue about current events in South Los Angeles and, ultimately, inspire[…]
For the second consecutive year, CDTech, Vermont Square community residents and a number of community organizations such as Brotherhood Crusade, TRUST South LA, LATTC’s CPED Student organization and others will be gathering in solidarity in South Central Los Angeles to promote peace, unity and opportunity. The Vermont Square Unity, Peace and Opportunity Walk arose[…]
Written by: Lamont Lilly (This article was published by and originally appeared in Workers World) Los Angeles — The Community Planning and Economic Development Club at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College honored Sandra Bland, a victim of police terror in Texas, in a Student Day of Action Series on Oct. 7. The goal of this series[…]
Gentrification from Massive Project Would Harm the Health of Residents in South Central LA, Study Finds Mayor Garcetti and Council Member Price Refuse Community More Time for Input Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2015 – Community residents and stakeholders are sounding the alarm on sever impacts expected from a $1 billion development – known as[…]
CDTech is partnering with UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded UCLA – Smokefree Air For Everyone project. The UCLA-SAFE project is working to reduce tobacco-related health disparities among vulnerable populations in Los Angeles through smokefree apartment housing. CDTech will gather information from South Los Angeles residents[…]
This Saturday May 16, 2015, come out and enjoy your free neighborhood block party! Learn ways to save money on water & power by using LADWP Discount programs and by receiving free tips on how to reduce the cost of your bill. There will be free food, entertainment, prizes, kids zone, community resources and more![…]
Longtime Residents Need to Stay One Step Ahead of Developers to Benefit From the Area’s Rise By Benny Torres [This article was originally published by Zocalo Public Square on April 30, 2015] The 1992 riots are what first drew me to work in South Los Angeles. I was a civically minded college kid back then,[…]
For Immediate Release SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES DAY OF ACTION: Residents, Students & Small Business Owners Gather to Build Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors April 14, 2015 Los Angeles, CA. – On April 18th, 2015, over 300 hundred residents, students, local business owners and community advocates are expected to gather at Santee Education Learning Complex for the SOUTH[…]
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1. Use only as much water on your lawn as you need to. Studies show that the average homeowner uses more than 4 times the actual amount of water needed to keep lawn healthy and green – wasted water that runs off of property and into storm drains. Get your neighbors together to talk about[…]