The key phrase here is the plan. We know that if you have a good plan, and you follow it, you’ll exceed your expectations with less effort than you ever imagined. See what our plan is below.
Our mission is to transform socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Los Angeles into communities of hope and opportunity.
Our motto is neighborhood beautification without gentrification. In our vision we see many transformed communities throughout Los Angeles populated by the same people who lived there prior to their transformation.
The Plan – On Video
Watch the video below to see CTDDS’s president, Carlos Lemus, lay out the organization’s long-term plan.
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Tell Us What You Don’t Like
This is probably the best thing you could do for us. We can’t get better if we don’t know what you need for us to improve in order to earn your support.
Who are we working with?
We believe the fastest path to fulfilling our vision is to develop and support the movers and shakers already living or doing business in our target communities. They are the small business owners, entrepreneurs, community organizations, and public schools already serving socioeconomically disadvantaged families. They have access to the families we seek to help, and have influence within the community.
The image below showcases four clients of CTDDS’s Business Consulting Services conducting a personal development workshop with a group of South Bay middle school students in November of 2019. Watch the video to learn more about the strategy we are implementing to keep these youngsters engaged.
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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 with an asterisk(*) next to them are programs we are already implementing. 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.