The plan to fulfill our mission is driven by some very wise words. Norman Vincent Peale wrote, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you‘ll land among the stars.”
We say, “If you want to go to the moon, then shoot for the stars. If you plan for a trip to the stars, it’ll make your trip to the moon feel less challenging. Therefore, it is more likely you’ll land on the moon.”
The mission of CTD Development Services inc (CTDDS) is to find, develop, and deploy job applicants from the Los Angeles area which are undeniably qualified for tech positions in Silicone Beach corporations, and have them apply in unprecedented numbers. This mission is our moon.
The Stars Are Here
The image here signifies our stars. Transforming our working class neighborhoods into communities of hope and opportunity is the greater purpose that will keep us all on a path towards true community. and inspire our clients’ transformation into community servants vested in the success of their neighbors, their neighbors’ families, and their local public schools.
How does preparing our youth and young adults for the tech sector help deal with displacement?
Where will we start? With the Kids
We’re going to start simple, and we’re going to keep it simple. We’ll target the young adult members of the family and the youth. Once we have the children hooked and committed to our programs, the parents will follow suit.
The Kids Will Require the Parents to Commit
Then, we will open the parents’ eyes wide to how they are enabling they’re own displacement. Watch the video below to learn about how they enable the injustice and hurt themselves monetarily.
Then We’re Going to Train the Parents to Make More Money
The Long-Term Theoretical Details of Transformation
Current State: The present state of affairs for many of the neighborhoods where our clients live.
Future State: A vision of the state of affairs for the neighborhoods where our clients live – better than the current state, notably distinct from the current state, clearly defined and socialized by the neighbors themselves.
Short-term Project: Aim Small. Miss Small.
Since late April 2019 we’ve been planning, developing and concurrently testing the first editions of several programs aimed to fulfill a variety of purposes. Those include the:
Long Term Project: Change the Mindset of a Community
Google will be the first to tell you that every success story of hiring and retaining a Black or Latino employee is hard fought. That’s because the construction of barriers to hiring sufficient Black and Latino young adults to observe significant growth in workforce representation start at childhood. Those barriers are physical, social, psychological, economic, and then some. The most prevalent outcome from the construction of all these barriers is the self-perception of belonging in the higher ranks of corporations like Google.
The CTDDS Team doesn’t care what life has defined for our clients. We know that every person has unbound potential ready to explode and be transformed into efficient learning and productivity, and we’re ready activate that transformation one individual at a time. And those individuals can be found at home, at school, at the park, and at work.
Below are the four components of our Neighborhood Transformation project. The scope is broad, because focusing only on the prospective applicants without acknowledging the influence of family, peers, and teachers would be foolish. The paradigm shift must happen collectively. These are the institutions we are or will work with to facilitate shift in mindset for the youth from underrepresented minority groups.