Meet Your Future Community Planners!

Join us!       CDTech and Los Angeles Trade Tech invite you to join us for our 1st Annual Community Planning & Economic Development Showcase! See Cutting edge student presentations from our top students, The future leaders of our Communities! Keynote address from ComPlan Alumni Haleemah Henerdson, Development Officer at Watts Labor Community Action[…]

Building Power: Latina Immigrant Women in South LA

The intersectional experiences of Latina immigrant women in South Los Angeles have without a doubt, created compounded obstacles for reaching both economic and social capital in a community that it, of itself, has historically faced systemic challenges. They are women. They are people of color. They are immigrants.   The commencement of this year brought[…]

Partner CD Tech Brings Smokefree Apartments LA to Local Wellness Convention

by Michael Fine (This post originally appeared on on March 16, 2017) ​​Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles was one of dozens of community programs represented at this year’s All Peoples Wellness Convention, thanks to our partner CD Tech. This past weekend, families came from all over the Los Angeles area converged upon the All Peoples[…]

South Central LA Update: A $1.2-billion mixed-use complex in South L.A. is closer to being built, despite community opposition

Article originally published by The Los Angeles Times on November 1, 2016 By Angel Jennings Plans to build a $1.2-billion residential, hotel and retail complex in South Los Angeles are one step closer to approval after city officials Tuesday rejected the arguments of community activists who said the project could lead to widespread displacement of low-income[…]

Rising Change-makers: Community Praxis Leaders

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of CDTech’s Inaugural Community Change Praxis Awards. The Community Change Praxis Awards are presented to CDTech Alumni who are practicing community empowerment and change-making leadership. These rising change-makers have been a part of one or more of CDTech’s programs, projects or community engagement efforts and[…]

Denise Fairchild, Community Visionary

  CDTech’s Visionary Award is presented to an individual who uplifts Los Angeles through innovation and vision. For our inaugural year, CDTech is proud to present the Visionary Award to CDTech’s founder and continued advocate for community change, Dr. Denise Fairchild during our 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 19th. Denise Fairchild is the inaugural President of Emerald[…]

Linda Griego, Champion for Change

  CDTech’s Founder’s Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the values of economic opportunity and community impact. For our inaugural year, CDTech is proud to present the Founder’s Award to a long-time partner in community transformation and advocate for economic opportunity, Linda Griego, during our 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 19th. Ms. Griego[…]

Mark Ridley Thomas, A Community-Focused Leader

CDTech’s Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has dedicated themselves to exemplary community-focused leadership. This year, we are proud to honor Hon. Mark Ridley Thomas with the Leadership Award during CDTech’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 19th, 2016.  Since he was overwhelmingly elected in November 2008 and reelected in June 2012 to the Los[…]

Creating Community through Workforce Development

In South L.A., the unemployment rate is 2-3 times higher than the rest of the city. This past fall, 25 individuals refused to let this statistic define them and completed the UNIDAD Workforce Development Training Program, gaining much more than workforce skills. We invite you to hear and share their stories.

Inspired by family’s survival, Los Angeles Ally commits to fighting for marginalized communities of all backgrounds

Sophanarot is currently a First Year Ally in our Public Allies, Los Angeles program. During a recent visit by Public Allies CEO, Adren Wilson, Sophanarot shared a bit of her family story.  The Public Allies office were inspired to share her story nationally. We are truly honored to have incredible leadership working with our communities.[…]