When a Metro light rail line running through Crenshaw Boulevard was announced years ago, it sparked fears of displacement and […more…]
President and COO: Jason Foster
Destination Crenshaw is a reparative development project and will be the largest Black public art project in the U.S. and quite possibly the world. Ultimately, the project will commission more than 100 works by Black artists who have strong ties to Los Angeles, creating a pipeline of work and jobs for emerging, seasoned and internationally renowned artists. But the project is so much more than art. It’s mission is nothing less than to place a cultural stamp of Blackness on Crenshaw Boulevard – a stamp akin to those in Chinatown, Mariachi Plaza, Koreatown and other ethnic enclaves.
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Destination Crenshaw has allowed me to grow my business and plan for future visitors to the Crenshaw community.
Improving South L.A. and the Career Paths of Its Residents
Destination Crenshaw is seeking $400,000 in the coming year to expand its workforce development program with an eye toward hiring even more locals.
Funds would allow the nonprofit to recruit up to 100 more workers into its pre-apprentice program, enable more workers to apprentice on its revitalization of Crenshaw Boulevard, and place more people on construction projects throughout the region.
“We have to acknowledge that to improve our community, we have to also improve the opportunities to access careers for our residents,” says Jason Foster of Destination Crenshaw, who’s also a resident of South L.A. “In the midst of these ever-increasing costs of living in our city, DC’s approach is to focus on permanence for our current residents.”
Public Donors include The City of Los Angeles, the State of California, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and METRO.