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Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)3 working for Social Justice Opportunities, Local Economic Empowerment, Positive Environmental Community Change, Social Equity and Diversity across all spectrums, Youth Development, Education Advancement, and Principled Prison Reform.

Since 1985 CCSCLA has helped local community organizers fight against the development of a mass waste incinerator (LANCER) planned for construction in South Los Angeles and after defeating the LANCER Project, CCSCLA stayed together to work on other issues impacting our community such as affordable housing, banking, planning and land use, and recycling.


CCSCLA ‘s 501(c)3 concentrates its efforts in the area bounded by the Santa Monica Freeway to the North, the Harbor Freeway to the West, Slauson Avenue to the South and Alameda to the East. This area includes both the Vernon-Central neighborhood and the Central Avenue Corridor.  

Since its founding, CCSCLA has expanded its work into other low-income neighborhoods including Watts and Compton by organizing block clubs, challenging institutional decisions which negatively affected South Central Los Angeles, organizing the vast power, money and people resources in South Central Los Angeles.  In addition, CCSCLA’s ability to organize large numbers of trained leaders to address specific issues is what constitutes our power base.

CCSCLA continues to host monthly meetings at various sites around South-Central Los Angeles to give the community members a forum to discuss their concerns and to provide guidance on best practices to engage civic and community leaders on issue that directly affect the residents of South-Central Los Angeles.


CCSCLA is constantly seeking input from our locally engaged civic leaders and welcomes the voice and opinions of all South-Central Los Angeles residents.  CCSCLA encourages all resident of South Los Angeles to call, email, socially engage or just stop by our offices to provide your opinions on how to improve the quality for your family, friends and neighbors in South Central Los Angeles.

If you would like to volunteer your time to a worthy CCSCLA cause visit our website at for additional information.

CCSCLA also accepts your tax-deductible DONATIONS which helps support CCSCLA’s ongoing community youth outreach and development programs, employment-based training, affordable housing sites, prison reform efforts, community re-entry programs and environmental justice efforts at the Local, State and National levels.

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