Major Construction Project Brings New Landmark to South LA

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Community Coalition launches headquarters renovation project

January 21, 2015

Contact: Isaiah Muhammad, Press Liaison
Cell: (323) 774-2157
Office: (323) 750-9087 x277
isaiah@cocosouthla.org

Community Coalition has a lot to celebrate these days. This year marks the organization’s 25th anniversary and the launch of a $4.5 million renovation of its historic office.

In the midst of an overwhelming lack of development in South LA, the construction of the state- of-the-art community space is shaping up to be a major landmark for South LA. 80% of the building’s innovative office space will be dedicated to use by South LA residents and families.

“This is more than an office renovation project, this is about our organization’s commitment to serve and empower the community and become a permanent institution in South LA. This will be a place that will formally continue our tradition of building homegrown leaders”,
stated Deborah Bryant, Chair of the Board of Directors of Community Coalition.

Under the leadership of Marqueece Harris-Dawson, past President and CEO, the organization has produced an abundance of community and youth leaders by working on campaigns that have transformed the quality of life for thousands in South LA. The organization has spent 25 years building the capacity of South LA by winning millions of dollars for schools and building safer and healthier neighborhoods.

Many partners contributed to making the new building a reality. Supporters include The California Endowment, The Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation, The Weingart Foundation, AEG Worldwide and financing from the Low Income Investment Fund, which utilized the federal Capital Magnet Fund for this project, and Genesis Los Angeles.

Join Community Coalition as we begin a new chapter of continued transformation in South LA.

What: Construction launch of Community Coalition’s headquarters.

Who: Past President and CEO of Community Coalition, Marqueece Harris-Dawson.

When: Friday, January 23rd at 10:00AM.

Where: 8101 S. Vermont Ave.

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