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, SELA Initiative

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The SELA Initiative
The Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Initiative is a multi-year endeavor designed to develop the regional influence of specified communities and cities within the broader area.  The Initiative seeks to revitalize the landscape of civic engagement in Southeast Los Angeles County and, as a result, refresh the policy decision-making environment in the region.

Where is SELA?
SELA includes the SELA Collaborative’s service area — Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate and Vernon. For the purposes of the study area, SELA additionally consists of adjacent communities such as East Compton, East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, Rancho Dominguez, East Rancho Dominguez, and Walnut Park.


Summit of Possibilities

Key Decisions

Summits place a spotlight on the key decisions facing the community, civic leaders, and policy-makers

SELA Research

Informing and Empowering

Our SELA research informs and empowers community stakeholders

SELA Collaborative

Encouraging Innovation

The Collaborative intends to build collective power and encourage innovation to drive regional systemic change

What We Do

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