The purpose of this organization shall be the fostering of interest among its members and community in social, economic and environmental conditions and growth of their community. Additionally, to assist in the development of low income housing in Southern California communities by providing technical and other assistance to nonprofit housing development corporations.
CCSCLA has developed over 700 units of affordable housing, established a federal credit union, developed two soccer fields and an 80,000 s.f. grocery-store-anchored shopping center to serve the community.
CCSCLA’s Board of Directors recognizes that the future is always in any community’s youth. In response, CCSCLA has engaged in programming to assist youth in developing leadership, entrepreneur and employment skills through their Antes Columbus Youth Football Club and Entertainment Industry Training Program.
CCSCLA was founded in response to an environmental “in-justice” planned for the Vernon Central community. There was a plan to place a waste-burning incinerator in the middle of the neighborhood. The founders of CCSCLA organized and defeated the $595 million project in two years.