May 2010


May 26, 2010

Casa Dominguez is an innovative 70 unit affordable housing development.

Residents will benefit from a range of on-site services including a comprehensive Family Development Center that provides child care, a health clinic, and a parent resource center to serve the entire community. In addition, services include on-site after-school programs, college preparatory courses and career counseling, computer training, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Resources will be coordinated by a full-time services coordinator.

This is also the first permanent affordable housing development with supportive services for young adults leaving the foster-care system in Los Angeles County.

Casa Dominguez also incorporates many green building practices including the first commercial gray water irrigation system in Los Angeles County.

Casa Dominguez is currently registered under the LEED for Homes Green Building Rating System.

May 25, 2010

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas honored Tyki Nelworth, a senior at Washington Preparatory High School, for his academic excellence and acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Read more about Tyki’s life and accomplishments in a feature article on the L.A. Times website.

May 11, 2010

Lauding the Day Reporting Center (DRC) as one of the most successful re-entry programs for youth in the L.A. County Probation system, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today recognized community partners of the pilot project launched in November 2008.

The Supervisor acknowledged the support of the Century Community Training Program (CCTP), a Lennox-based nonprofit organization that offers a free eight-week pre-apprenticeship construction training and employment services program for those transitioning from unemployment, welfare, low-income jobs, or incarceration; Playa Vista Jobs (PV JOBS), a non-profit organization providing job placement opportunities for disadvantaged youth and adults; and the Quantum Corporation, a nonprofit community and economic development organization that works with multicultural residents and businesses throughout the County.

“Today I have the honor of presenting commendations to these three companies, which have been working closing with the Probation Department in implementing the Day Reporting Center, one of its most successful re-entry programs for the County,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said.