Neighborhood Beautification and Social Enterprise – CRCD

Launched in 2010 as a job-creation engine, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development‘s social enterprise, CRCD Enterprises, provides “neighborhood beautification” services to the City of Los Angeles. CRCD Enterprises employs at-risk young adults from South Los Angeles whose work includes graffiti removal, painting and maintenance. Graffiti abatement, particularly, contributes to neighborhood safety . CRCD Enterprises describes, “Our goal is help keep the presence of your business presentable and add safety to your area.” Partnerships with organizations such as YouthBuild and LA Trade Tech College are expected to thrive as CRCD works to create more job opportunities and improved pathways to careers through its social enterprise.