Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Community Coalition helps rebuild social, economic fabric

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — The year was 1989 and the crack-cocaine epidemic that devastated thousands of families and lives was in full effect. But somewhere in Los Angeles, in the midst of the health crisis, a group of activists were inspired to transform the addiction-afflicted communities that surrounded them. That year, Karen Bass, who was Read More…

Making a Difference West Edition

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Coalition seeks to responsibly transform neighborhoods

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — In response to the challenges that the underserved black and Latino youth face in South Los Angeles, several community members got together in 2005 in an effort to transform those neighborhoods. They created the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, a nonprofit co-founded by Mark A. Wilson, Ruth M. Teague, Noemi Soto, Read More…