Thai Community Development Center
To advance the social and economic well-being of low- and moderate- income Thais and other ethnic communities in Los Angeles through a broad and comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.
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- CONNECT ·2023 Grants Challenge
Thai CDC will organize Thai immigrant workers who will lay the groundwork necessary to start an immigrant workers' center that will be worker built and led. The center will transcend ethnic lines and organize workers across ethnic lines and service industries. However, it will be the first worker center in the country with the linguistic and cultural competency to serve Thai workers whose continuing invisibility, isolation, and marginalization only worsens their working conditions and undermines their ability to pursue justice.
- CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
LA2050 will fund the Thai Town Marketplace (TTMP), a new approach to urban revitalization and an innovative “green” community market. Creating the first “Health/Wealth Zone”, the TTMP will deliberately link health and economic outcomes, help low-income residents start their first business, create 18 businesses every three years and over 60 jobs, teach vendors financial and health literacy, host monthly health and information booths for visitors at our nearby farmers’ market, and make local organizations’ social services more accessible.