Collaborative Spotlight: Human Services Association

Collaborative Spotlight: Human Services Association

When it comes to naming organizations that have deep roots in the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) communities, no name comes to mind quicker than today’s featured Collaborative member: Human Services Association (HSA). Founded in 1940, HSA began as an outreach effort of the Presbyterian Church, when the floods in the southeast area highlighted the pre-existing problems of poverty in Bell Gardens and surrounding cities…

Collaborative Spotlight: Hub Cities Career Center

Collaborative Spotlight: Hub Cities Career Center

Among the challenges that the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) region has faced in recent decades, one that stands prominently is the lack of economic development and mobility in our communities. As outlined in our Southeast L.A. asset mapping report, the Southeast Los Angeles region has faced high unemployment in its recent history, owing to a variety of factors…

Collaborative Spotlight: Families In Schools

Collaborative Spotlight: Families In Schools

While the organizations in the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative came together due to shared strategic priorities such as civic engagement and nonprofit capacity, there is another critical element that binds our member organizations together: a deep sense of kinship with the Southeast Los Angeles community and its residents. As a group of organizations with long histories in the SELA region, our Collaborative understands that empathy and a sense of family underlie truly effective nonprofit work and community engagement…

Collaborative Spotlight: East Los Angeles College

Collaborative Spotlight: East Los Angeles College

Perhaps no other asset in the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) region inspires as much hope for the future as our community’s younger population. Motivated, passionate, and energetic, the youth of SELA are proving that they are prepared to become tomorrow’s regional and civic leaders if they receive the resources necessary for them to achieve their aspirations…