South Los Angeles Receives Transformative Promise Zone Designation

Councilman Curren Price extolls the virtues of the newly approved SLATE-Z Promise Zone on June 6.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti was on hand at Los Angeles Trade Technical College on June 6 to announce that South Los Angeles has won a federal Promise Zone designation.

The goal of Promise Zones, which were created by President Barack Obama in 2013, is to reduce poverty by creating a federal partnership with communities most in need.

The SLATE-Z (South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone) Promise Zone has been engineered by a coalition of 54 formal partners, including UCLA, and more than 50 additional allies. It is home to nearly 198,000 residents in parts of Vernon-Central, South Park, Florence, Exposition Park, Vermont Square, Leimert Park, and the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhoods.

Community partners were out in full force at Los Angeles Trade Technical College on June 6 to celebrate the SLATE-Z Promise Zone designation. 


For more updates, visit the official website of the SLATE-Z Promise Zone.







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