$30,000 / 2010
8101 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, California 90044
Marqueece Harris-Dawson Executive Director
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy. Over the past five years, Community Coalition and its youth component, South Central Youth Empowerment thru Action (SCYEA) have achieved significant victories by organizing for education reform. SCYEA was a key leader of the coalition that worked for six years to make A-G (college prep) classes the default curriculum in all Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high schools. Hazen’s $30,000 grant in 2010 will enable it to maintain its leadership role in youth organizing for education reform in LA and the nation.