CCEDC is a federally funded tax-exempt California non-profit corporation formed by Mr. Kaifa Tulay, a local business man and philanthropist, as a result of his desire to provide not only housing for mid-income families but also provide educational training opportunities. He has successfully developed affordable housing in South Central, Los Angeles as well as in the MacArthur Park and Silver Lake areas. These housing developments provide affordable housing to predominantly African America, Hispanic, and Korean families in areas desperately in need of quality, affordable housing.
Having successfully developed these projects, Mr. Tulay formed Central City Economic Development Corporation in 1996 to continue to develop quality affordable housing and also to establish and deliver viable technical educational training programs in each of the apartment properties. The first of which was the Arlington-Rodeo project.
Each of the developments are designed to include large community rooms which serve as the computer and technical training sites for the kids attending schools near our sites.
CCEDC, Inc. was formed to empower underprivileged youth living in affordable housing complexes and surrounding areas within the inner city of Los Angeles by providing free computer education, internet and printer access, and academic support. We are dedicated to increasing computer literacy and offering training opportunities in information technology to inner city youth ranging from 10 to 18 years of age. We believe that by equipping at-risk youth with valuable computer skills and training, we will empower them to compete in the global economy by increasing their opportunities in higher education and career advancement.
Through its unique vision of linking affordable housing and information technology, our program helps underprivileged youth enhance their scholastic achievement and prevents them from becoming involved in gang and other nonproductive activities that often occur in their neighborhoods during unsupervised periods. Our computer education centers offer inner city children a safe, supervised learning environment as an alternative. Our computer centers are open to enrolled students only, which adds additional security for our students.
Our immediate objective is to improve school performance, enhance scholastic achievement through computer literacy, and increase employment potential for underprivileged youth living in the inner city of Los Angeles. Our short-term objective is to enroll 100-200 children in need of academic support from the areas surrounding our affordable housing apartment complexes. Our long-term objective is to create multiple Community Enrichment Centers to service up to 1000 or more at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles county.
Schools in districts served:
Arlington Rodeo Apartments, 3804 Arlington Ave
Jefferson Square, 2401 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fumbah Manor, 832 S. Lake St.
Benton Green Apartment, 528 Benton Way