June 30, 2011
CDTech builds the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to become agents of change for civic engagement and economic justice with a special focus in South Los Angeles.


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Community Planning Program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College – The nation’s only state-approved certificate and Associates degree in community development. It provides students with the knowledge and training needed for successful employment in the field of community and economic development while equipping them with the tools to lead change in their communities.


Public Allies Los Angeles –Public Allies empowers diverse leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. The program models the ‘best practices’ in workforce, career and technical education while annually strengthening over 20 nonprofit organizations, providing over 42,000 hours of community service and serving over 15,000 Los Angeles residents.

Place Based Community Engagement – CDTech has been identifying and training resident leaders in the South Los Angeles community of Vernon-Central (90011 zip code area) and Vermont Square (90007) for over 6 years, building the community’s capacity and power to lead transformational work related to educational attainment, economic development and civic engagement.

Economic Development – CDTech supports the Food Industry Business Roundtable as an urban manufacturing sector networks as a means of strengthening LA’s inner city economies via networks of small manufacturers.  CDTech is also a lead partner in several economic development efforts focused on strengthening inner city business corridors and negotiating and implementing community benefits agreements.