Community Development Technologies Center

Relationship Building in South Central LA

A person sits at an information table and greets two people passing by
Caption: Our Trusted Messengers identified high traffic areas such as Vernon and Central Ave. to engage with community residents while they walk by, shop, and await public transportation.

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.

A group of five people smile and stand in front of a tent
Caption: Our education campaign incorporated LA City's Basic Living Program (BIG LEAP) to ensure residents were aware of public resources available to COVID-19 impacted households. Here is the outreach team with mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti.

Automatic translation disclaimer

El sitio web Vaccine Resource Hub proporciona una traducción automática de vaccineresourcehub.org al español, por medio del Traductor de Google. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la versión en inglés es considerada la más precisa. En caso de desacuerdo o discrepancia entre la traducción y la versión original en inglés de este sitio web o cualquier aviso o descargo, prevalecerá la versión original.