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developing affordable housing

community youth development programs

advocates for broad social justice reforms

supports minority economic empowerment

fights for community environmental changes

fights for  education opportunity

lobbies for principled prison reforms

educates policy makers on restorative justice initiatives

Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 community-based organization whose mission it is to work for social change,  economic empowerment, environmental justice, social equity, educational advancement, and principled prison reform within our South Central Los Angeles community and beyond.


Additionally, CCSCLA's mission is to assist in the development of affordable low-income housing in Southern California communities by providing technical and community-based assistance to nonprofit housing development corporations working within our South Central Los Angeles communities.

A Message from CCSCLA


Meet The Team

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Noreen McClendon

Executive Director

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Beverly Wilson

Compliance Director

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Linda Landazuri

Operations Manager

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Tonja Heath

Resident Office Manager

Our Work

CCSCLA provides affordable housing for over 2000 families annually in the South Central Los Angeles area.

Over 3000 thousand kids from South Central LA participate in CCSCLA youth programs each year.

CCSCLA represents our community on all legislative and policy attempts that are relevant for the protection of our community.

We directly employ over 300 people with full-time and part-time jobs in the community; as well as provide training, coaching, and reentry programs.

Upcoming Events

  • 25th Central Avenue Jazz Festival - Join us in Los Angeles in 2020!
    25th Central Avenue Jazz Festival - Join us in Los Angeles in 2020!
    Between Vernon Ave and King Blvd
    Jul 25, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT – Jul 26, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT
    Between Vernon Ave and King Blvd, 4301 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011, USA
    Celebrating The Legacy of The History Jazz Corridor, Join us in Los Angeles along Central Avenue in 2020, located in between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, The Central Avenue Jazz Festival is A family-friendly free music, arts and cultural festival for the entire Los Angeles community.

Proudly Serving The

South Central Los Angeles Community

Since 1985.