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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?
For the purposes of our study area, SELA includes all or portions of the cities of Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate and Vernon. SELA includes all or portions of unincorporated areas in East Compton, East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, Rancho Dominguez and Walnut Park.
Summit of Possibilities
Summits place a spotlight on the key decisions facing the community, civic leaders, and policy-makers
Informing and Empowering
Our SELA research informs and empowers community stakeholders
The Collaborative intends to build collective power and encourage innovation to drive regional systemic change
What We Do
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