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[…]

Creating Changemakers – Community Planning at LATTC

1 million Californians work in non-profit and community-based organizations, which is the fourth largest industry – more than construction, finance or real-estate. These individuals are the driving forces behind developing working cities, equitable urban development, educational innovations, opening health-care access and developing the future leadership of our country. Yet, there are few direct pathways in[…]

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.