Southeast LA BusinessSource Center

Who We Are

The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) was founded in 2005 to improve the quality of life in South Los Angeles through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood-based services. 

The CRCD-operated Southeast LA BusinessSource Center is dedicated to upholding a public and ethical commitment. We are dedicated to providing education and workforce development opportunities to youth and adults while striving to ensure that new developments actively benefit the region’s residents. Our focus includes fostering opportunities for small business growth, promoting affordable housing, and sustaining legacy businesses while supporting new economic development initiatives in the area.

Who We Serve

The Southeast Los Angeles BusinessSource Center is located at 2415 S. Central Avenue in the heart of the Historic Central Avenue Corridor. CRCD has been working in this community since 2005 to bring a wide range of resources and support to local residents, businesses, and stakeholders. We are proud of our history in South LA and care deeply about the community we serve. We are committed to bringing you resources and services to see your business thrive!

Meet Our Team

Mark Wilson

CRCD, President and CEO

Ken Hitts

Director of Economic development

Aissa Cerda

CRCD, Chief Programs Officer

Robert Paz

Programs Manager

Avilio Rubio

business coach

Denise Strauss

business loan coach

Sonya Rodriguez

Admin assistant

Ronald Lowe

Sr. Business advisor

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