HISTORY INDEX

1992 - April-Los Angeles Civil Unrest

 May - Community Build Founded by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, founding President Brenda Shockley and a host of community organizations.

 

1993 - Community Build started a pilot program to provide education, training, employment placement and support services to former gang members and other at-risk young people.  Today, that pilot program serves as the model for all of our human development programs.

 

1994 - In October, the U.S. Department of Labor selected Community Build to administer one of only seventeen nationwide Youth Fair Chance National    Demonstration projects.  Structured after Community Build’s earlier 1993 pilot program, this project achieved such tremendous success and recognition that it resulted in the creation of the Youth Fair Chance Plus (YFC+) program

1998 -The 4305 Degnan Boulevard development in Leimert Park is located on a corner where a market was burned out in 1992. This 15,000 square foot development is an exquisitely designed locale in the heart of Leimert Park Village with a coffee house, restaurant, theater, and office suites is a multi functional and treasured venue within a community noted for art and culture.

 

2002 - The Youth and Community Center expansion from 5,000 square feet to approximately 9,000 square feet in the recent renovation of the facility. The garden and park area design was originally developed by a group of participating youth ages 10 to 13 during a summer workshop

 

2008 - Awarded the Family Source Center contract which served over 10,000 community residents over an 8 year period

 

2019 - Robert Sausedo is named new President and Chief Executive Officer

 

2020The newly developed 88th and Vermont site offers 62 low-income units, including single, one, two and three bedroom apartments.  The units target very low-income families, transitional age youth, veterans, and households with special needs experiencing chronic homelessness. This is the first housing project completed with  HHH funds

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Tel: 323-290-6560

4305 Degnan Blvd, Suite 102

Los Angeles, CA 90008

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8730 Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044

Community Build believes that youth and young adults are a tremendous resource. Est 1992