Lisa Winkle

CRCD Announces Jose Guadron as Director of Workforce Development

Jose Gaudron

CRCD is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jose Guadron as Director of Workforce Development. In this new role, Jose will lead a dedicated team of workforce development, education, and economic development professionals to deliver innovative programming and services for youth, adults, individuals, and families in South Los Angeles.


Black History Month – The Lincoln Theater

The Lincoln Theater

Thanks to generous support from Councilmember Curren Price of Council District Nine, CRCD has invested in acquiring the Historic Lincoln Theater! The iconic landmark will be renovated to its former glory and will be used as a venue to provide access to art, music and for
hosting community events. The large adjacent parking lot will provide ample space for CRCD to building new affordable and permanent supportive housing in our South LA community while maintaining the integrity of the adjacent historic monument. We will be sharing more
information as it becomes available.


Black History Month – The Dunbar

The Dunbar Hotel historic building

We are celebrating Black History Month with an article each week sharing insight into the historic buildings in South LA in which CRCD has invested in preserving their cultural heritage


Black History Month – Ralph Bunche House and Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building was a “symbol of black enterprise and of loyal service to many thousands.” It represented hope, pride, and a sense of belonging for African Americans in Los Angeles and across the country. While the Ralph J. Bunche House pays homage to the first African American to receive the Nobel peace prize, the first African American to gain a Ph.D. in political science from an American university and the first Black member to be inducted into the American Philosophical Society, was a resident of South Los Angeles.


Celebrating Black History Month

Architect Paul R. Williams

We are celebrating Black History Month with an article each week sharing insight into the historic buildings in South LA in which CRCD has invested in preserving their cultural heritage and continues to nurture the future for the community. This week we shine the spotlight on the Historic 28th Street YMCA!


Meet Brian

Brain holding his new employee badge

Brian is a true CRCD Workforce Development and Financial Opportunity Center success story! When Brian asked how CRCD contributed to his success. He credited the resources and referrals provided by the Financial Opportunity Center at CRCD, the partnerships with GRID Alternatives, and Friends Outside for his success. He stated, “the resources you provide are wonderful and life-changing.”


Congressmember Karen Bass Named YouthBuild Champion

Congressmember Karen Bass with YouthBuild CEO John Valverde, CRCD CEO Mark Wilson and CRCD CPO Jahrell Thomas

“Congressmember Bass has been a mentor, advocate, and champion for youth in South Los Angeles and throughout this nation. Her tenacity is an inspiration to our youth, and she continues to set an example to our leaders that we should never lower the bar to serving our youth.”


CRCD Named First HUD EnVision Center in Los Angeles

Group of People in front of CRCD EnVision Cnenter

The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) has been designated as an EnVision Center by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The center is the first of its kind to open in the City of Los Angeles and will enhance CRCD’s full spectrum of services addressing youth and workforce development, education, housing instability, and long-term system neglect.


Congratulations Jennail!

Young woman on construction site

Jennail is really excited to elevate into the person she envisions herself to be and she is now putting herself in the position to be one of the top Women in Construction and, ultimately, establish the 1st  All Women Construction Crew from Vernon-Central South Los Angeles!


May is Foster Youth Awareness Month

Young Man smiling at camera

Lamont is an example of what a determined young man can accomplish with the right support. The CRCD family looks forward to helping him achieve whatever goal he sets his sights on next



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