​”If you hold your hand closed, nothing good can come in. The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives.”

~ Biddy Mason, former slave, one of the first black women to own land in Los Angeles, and eventual Los Angeles real estate developer.​

With an open hand, we hope you find data, knowledge, and access to community programs within these pages that add to the health and well-being of your community.

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We are also available to you as a resource. If your organization would like to hear more about the Strategic Plan and its implementation, contact us at strategicplan@laedc.org to request a speaker for your event.