THE 2019 GREAT STREETS CHALLENGE WINNERS ARE:
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.