History & Milestones

December 16, 2009

Community Development Technologies, CDTech, is a nationally recognized non- profit organization dedicated to promoting economic opportunities and justice for low income residents and communities throughout Greater Los Angeles.

CDTech is a catalyst for change. We take pride in over ten years of success in both transforming lives and advancing new approaches to workforce, leadership and asset development.

CDTech pioneered:

  1. The nation’s first community college degree and skills program in community development
  2. The nation’s first and largest employer-based Individual Development Account (IDA) Program
  3. One of only three degree programs in mortgage lending, and
  4. The region’s first sector development and employment programs in both low wage and high wage industries.

These initiatives – among others – have changed the lives of thousands of inner city families and businesses, the capacity of community serving organizations and, in the process, they have been instrumental in testing and modeling new economic development approaches and technologies.

Founded in 1995, CDTech is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic opportunities and justice for low-income residents and communities throughout Greater Los Angeles.

We accomplish our mission by applying innovations in the filed of community economic development to expand the capacity of grassroots leaders to affect change, increase job and economic opportunities for low-income residents, strengthen the economic base of the neglect communities of Greater Los Angeles and foster new ideas, approaches and partnership for community and economic change.

 

 

 

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