Relationship Building in South Central LA
In South Central LA, Community Development Technologies Center (CDTech) relied on a team of trusted messengers to promote Covid-19 and flu vaccinations. Through a combination of door-to-door canvassing, pop-ups, and a town hall event, CDTech connected community members to vital resources. Team members built relationships and empowered residents - providing comfort, education, and connections to local resources - and carried out surveys and technical projects. They were grateful to be welcomed by the community. One “busker” or street performer even came over to their table on a busy street corner and serenaded them with his accordion.