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.



 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

  • Academy of Science and Engineering 
  • New Heights Charter School
  • Community Prearatory Academy
  • KIPP Scholar Academy 
  • Crenshaw Arts-Tech Charter High School 
  • Global Education Academy Middle School
  • Today's Fresh Start Charter School 
  • Apple Academy Charter School
  • Foshay
  • Tom Bradley

Jefferson Square, 2401 W. Jefferson Blvd.

  • Stella Middle Charter Academy 
  • City Charter Elementary School
  • Celerity Nascent Charter School ​


Fumbah Manor, 832 S. Lake St. 

  • Camino Nuevo- Burlington 
  • NEW Academy of Science and Art 
  • Para Los Ninos- Evelyn Gratts Primary Center Camino Nuevo- Miramar USC Hybrid High School​

Benton Green Apartment, 528 Benton Way

  • Gabriella Charter School
  • Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy 
  • Vista Charter Middle School
  • New Village Girls Academy 
  • Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School
  • Central City Value High School
  • Rise KoHyang Bright Stars Middle Charter School 
  • LA Academy of Arts and Enterprise 
  •  Camino Nuevo - Harvard