Building Inclusivity in the Non-Profit Sector: Public Allies, Los Angeles

The Public Allies Americorps program is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity in local communities. Public Allies is now entering into its 25th year of existence and currently operates in 24 communities throughout the United States. CDTech is proud to be a long-time partner, operating the only site in Los Angeles.[…]

That Non-Profit Life: Youth Obtain Job Skills Through Summer Internships

This summer, CDTech hosted five Summer Youth Interns that worked closely with the Civic Engagement team​ led by CDTech’s Civic Engagement Program Coordinator, Steven Love​. The Summer Youth Internship program is in partnership with the CD9 Coalition and the LA Mayor’s Office Hire LA Summer Youth Employment Program, which aims at providing youth with employment[…]

Building Local Power through Apprenticeships

Celebrating the Power of People On June 30th, 2017, nearly 50 young community members, their friends and family filled a room on the Los Angeles Trade Tech campus with exuberant shouts and cheers. They were gathered to celebrate the 6th Annual Celebration of Emerging Leadership, a graduation ceremony recognizing community residents who have engaged in CDTech’s programming[…]

Rethinking Community Education

Courses in the Community Planning and Economic Development (ComPlan) program for the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fall 2017 semester have been announced and enrollment is now open. The upcoming semester will offer courses in Popular Education, Research & Organizing, Health Policy among other topics. The courses are part of the Community Planning and Economic[…]

Online Enrollments Now Open!

Enrolling in our programs has become a bit easier!     People interested in learning more about community planning, or looking for an affordable professional development opportunity can now enroll online! To enroll, please visit This summer we will be offering an opportunity to be a part of the Community Planning/Labor Studies Changemakers College Academy[…]

Benjamin Torres named Durfee Foundation Sabbatical Awardee, 2017

  CDTech President and CEO, Benjamin Torres has been named one of the Durfree Foundation Sabbatical Awardees. Every other year, The Durfee Foundation, whose mission is to “build partnerships with individuals and institutions that share (The Durfee Foundation’s) ideals of creativity, risk-taking, fiscal care, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and continuous learning” awards six organizational leaders a[…]