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Game Changer: Robert Sausedos Bold Vision For The Future

May 07, 2021

"..He refers to his leadership style as having the “Issachar factor”-- a reference to the one of the twelve tribes of Israelites from the Old Testament who were described as men who “had understanding of the times and knew what Israel ought to do.”

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Divine Inspiration Leads to a Game-Changing Emergency Response System for the Community

April 28, 2021

As the head of a legacy nonprofit in South Los Angeles, Sausedo knew that it wouldn’t be long before shortages of daily essentials would impact all areas, but underserved communities of color, where families were already living on the economic margins, would be especially hard hit.  Sausedo, who is also an associate pastor, said a silent prayer and asked for guidance.

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South L.A. RESIDENTS TO GET FREE OR DISCOUNTED RIDES TO VACCINES

April 08, 2021

Sausedo said the aim of the program is to eliminate barriers to vaccination in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus.

“We wanted to do this for a couple of reasons,” said Sausedo, who is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. “We get a lot of calls from people asking where are the vaccination sites. They even asked if we can pick them up.

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COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. PARTNERS WITH LYFT
 

April 01, 2021

 South Los Angeles-based nonprofit Community Build, Inc., and Lyft have partnered to provide residents of South Los Angeles access to free or discounted
rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine sites. Community Build, Inc. President Robert Sausedo and Lyft’s Community Organizer for Southern California Van Pierszalowski announced the launch of Community Build’s new Vaccine Rydes program at a press conference on April 1. The program is
aimed at eliminating barriers to vaccination in areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LEIMERT PARK ALTERCATION HALTS FILM PRODUCTION

March 17, 2021

 A physical altercation between safety personnel and members of a South Los Angeles grassroots coalition on February 25 in Leimert Park Village cut short a film production and threatens future filming revenue in an area that has struggled economically, first from construction of the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line and more recently from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. ANNOUNCES TARA TAYLOR AS INTERIM CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

November 19, 2020

The board of directors of Community Build, Inc. and President Robert Sausedo, announced the selection of Tara Taylor as its new interim chief operations officer.

Taylor will be in charge of Community Build’s daily operations, including...

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SPREAD THE LOVE

February, 2021

n celebration of Valentine’s Day, Community Build, Inc. Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GYRD) Intervention and Prevention Southwest 1 Teams held a special “Spread the Love, Not COVID” Grab ‘N Go event on February 11.  Over 200 gift bags filled with masks, first aid kits, hand sanitizers,  bottles of water, candy, and COVID-19 fact sheet, CBI information, various hygiene items as well as lunch, were distributed to individuals and families. 

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COMMUNITY BUILD, INC. OFFERS HOPE AND EMPLOYMENT

October 22, 2020

When the 2020 Census count is finally tallied, states across the nation will receive their proportionate share of government funding for essential social programs and services for the next decade.....

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MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY

January 21, 2021

As the one year anniversary of the Coronavirus pandemic nears, Black unemployment continues to hover around 10% and thousands remain unemployed or underemployed.  Many South Los Angeles nonprofits have stepped up their efforts to fill the employment void and made providing jobs a top priority.  Leimert Park-based nonprofit Community Build, Inc. (CBI) is one of those agencies.

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Empowered Residents Provide Safe Passage

September 10, 2020

“Defund the police!” has been a rallying cry for protesters nationwide in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

Locally, an initiative called Safe Passage offers residents in South Los Angeles an opportunity to monitor their own communities with the full support of law enforcement...

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Covid19 Grab and Go Event

May 7, 2020

Highlights from this years GRYD Prevention Southwest 1 and 77th II grab and go event!

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88th St. COGIC and Community Groups Hold Emergency Food Distribution

APRIL 15, 2020

Over 1,200 people were served and scores of others volunteered, including Steve Wesson of USC, a premier CRSSLA network partner. The collaboration resulted in the distribution of more than 50,000 pounds of food, which was donated by the Sam Simon Foundation and...

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CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY RESPONSE SYSTEM

MARCH 18, 2020

Community Based Organizations, Churches, and Stakeholders, to serve as the Community Response System of South Los Angeles (CRSSSLA) that addresses the current community needs associated with the Coronavirus COVID 19 and beyond....

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

JANUARY 13, 2020

Robert Sausedo, President and CEO of Community Build, Inc. transported 60 employees to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Kenneth Hahn Regional State Park...

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SAFE PASSAGES

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

On a balmy spring evening last May, a hail of rapid gunfire rang out in Vermont Square Park. In the wake of the sudden burst of violence, four people were wounded...

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RIBBON CUTTING

JUNE 27, 2019

New Community Build, Inc. President/CEO, Robert Sausedo, board members, and supporters at the ribbon cutting ceremony...

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THE X FACTOR

JUNE 27, 2019

On June 19, we celebrated 154 years of freedom in the state of Texas with the African American holiday of Juneteenth.

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NIPSEY HUSSLE

MAY 16, 2019

Caseworker Tracee Jones knew something had to be done when she heard 9 and 10 year olds in her after-school program discussing conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of Nipsey Hussle. 

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ROBERT M. SAUSEDO

APRIL 19, 2019

The Board of Directors of Community Build, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit community based in South Los Angeles, announced the selection of Robert M. Sausedo...

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