Centinela Streetscape Group

Project Area: Centinela Ave between Short Ave & Braddock Drive

Mission: Committed to inclusively improving the quality of life in Del Rey and honor the needs, rights and contributions of our residents.


Project Area: Alvarado St between 7th St & Wilshire Blvd

Mission: Advancing systemic change to benefit low-income communities through collaboration.


Project Area: Vermont Ave & Manchester Ave Intersection

Mission: Transforming the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.

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Ethiopian Community Development Center

Project Area: Fairfax Ave between Olympic & Pico Blvd

Mission: Provides the Ethiopian Community of LA with a presence that can offer resources, programs and a collective community voice to address needs and increase civic engagement.


Leimert Park Village, Inc.

Project Area: Degnan Blvd., 43rd St. & 43rd Place/People St.

Mission: LPV020 aims to facilitate creative place-making at the intersection of arts, heritage and economic development in order to create strategic partnerships between the arts and business communities.

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Project Area: Blaine, Alvarado, Pico & Olympic Blvd

Mission: A multi-faith cultural arts center and house of worship that aims to invigorate the community of LA and reflect the Jewish value of being a light to all nations.

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Project Area: Wall Street between 6th & 5th St

Mission: Provides permanent support housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.


Tarzana Crossing

Project Area: Reseda Blvd between Wilbur Ave, Etiwanda Ave, Calver St & Oxnard St

Mission: Create a vibrant, walkable destination that evokes a sense of place and community in Tarzana.


Tia Chucha Centro Cultural

Project Area: San Fernando Road between Polk & Hubbard

Mission: To transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement.


Project Area: Central Avenue between 112th St to Century Blvd

Mission: Community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improve quality of life for South Central LA residents.

In the first capacity-building phase, Challenge Grant winners receive up to $15,000 in outreach funds and technical assistance from the City and an urban design and transportation consultant, Nelson Nygaard. Following the first phase, the 10 Challenge Grant recipients and 2 additional organizations (previous 2016 Challenge Ground recipients Thai CDC and Proyecto Pastoral) will compete for 4 slots to receive $500,000 each in permanent infrastructure investments of the street designs.

We are excited to partner with these organizations on

our newly designated Great Streets

for the Challenge Grant process!