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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 — Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Florence-Firestone, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, South Gate, Vernon, and Walnut Park. For the purposes of the study area, SELA additionally consists of adjacent communities such as Commerce, Compton, East Compton, East Los Angeles, Rancho Dominguez, East Rancho Dominguez, and Paramount.

Summit of Possibilities

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

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SELA Research

Our SELA research informs and empowers community stakeholders

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SELA Collaborative

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

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What We Do

Direct from SELA

Surveys