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Who We Are

Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) is a non-profit collaborative of over 20 agencies working together to create system changes that benefit low-income children, families and communities. Each of our partner agencies has a solid history of providing social services, educational, workforce and community development services. By coming together as a collaborative network and uniting under one common mission, vision and values, partner agencies provide services at one single location, leveraging resources, increasing efficiency, reducing duplication efforts, and maximizing impact. We then use program data collected from services to advocate for effective policies and programs that support system changes and create sustainable solutions for vulnerable families and communities.

Our Partners Include:
  • Community-based organizations providing direct services to help families meet their social, educational, workforce and community development needs;
  • Educational institutions committed to preparing youth and adults for higher education and the workforce;
  • Businesses providing employment and training opportunities; and
  • Government and private foundations supporting the work and vision of CCNP
Mission & Vision


Core Values


In 1992, after the Los Angeles civil unrest, former Councilman Mike Hernandez, convened a group of community leaders, who were concerned about the affect the riots were having in their community. These community leaders were determined to develop innovative solutions that would address the community's most pressing concerns -poverty, crime, unemployment, drugs, gangs and violence. With these concerns in mind, they began discussing ways to collaborate, rebuild and share resources. They wanted to create better prospects for young people to counter the negative forces of the streets.

To accomplish this, collectively, the City of Los Angeles and community leaders developed a "one-stop" concept, where youth and their families could have all their service needs met in a single location. A place where resources could be shared and duplication of efforts alleviated, creating a cost effective and efficient means of delivering services. With this vision, the City of Los Angeles applied for a demonstration grant through the US Department of Labor to implement the Youth Fair Chance (YFC) program, and in 1994 was selected as one of 17 agencies nationwide to implement YFC.

The goal of the YFC program was to help young people ages 14-30 finish high school, get better jobs, and address the personal and family problems that were obstacles to success. Building on the one-stop concept, the City of Los Angeles purchased a building that could house the collaborative under one-roof so they could deliver comprehensive, coordinated and integrated services that would accomplish the YFC goals and address the community's concerns.

Today, the legacy of what started as a city demonstration grant continues as a non-profit collaborative organization and has expanded to include a continuum of family-centered services.

Board of Directors

The CCNP Board of Directors holds a strong commitment to addressing the root causes that prevent families from leaving poverty. They understand intimately the needs of our community because, 100 percent of the governing board represent the community. They are invested in creating systemic change by sharing their expertise and wealth of experience to create policies that go beyond basic needs.

  • Beatriz Olvera Stotzer, Board President
    NewCapital, LLC
  • Clemente Franco, Vice President
  • Parker Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
    Watts Labor Community Action Committee
  • Stephanie Lomibao, Board Member
    CSR Philanthrophy

Our Promotoras

CCNP's Women and Community promotoras are women leaders, who live in the community and have been trained to educate, guide and refer community residents to resources affecting their health and social service needs. They help families navigate complicated systems and gain access to resources and information, and are an integral part of our team. They work with us to improve the systems and conditions that affect and touch people's lives.

  • Guadalupe Agreda
  • Gloria Alvarado
  • Alejandra Ayala
  • Maria Barragan
  • Maria Irene Bernabe
  • Maria Bernal
  • Karla Berzuna
  • Marisela Blancas
  • Delia Borges
  • Veronica Bravo
  • Jacqueline Cabrera
  • Edith Cardona
  • Clara Estela Escobar
  • Teresa Aida Escobar
  • Maria Espinoza
  • Maria Elena Garcia
  • Yanira Gonzalez
  • Maria Susana Guachamin
  • Marcelina Hernandez
  • Wendy Hernandez
  • Amparo del Rocio Hidalgo
  • Amparo Ibarra
  • Ana Lara
  • Ivonne Nannette Noemi Machado
  • Sandra Mancia
  • Carmen Martinez
  • Irma Martinez
  • Maria Isabel Martinez
  • Sandra Matamoros
  • Ernestina Mateos
  • Alcira Mejia
  • Carmen Molina
  • Maria Olea
  • Isabel Beltran Orantes
  • Angelica Ortega
  • Maria Osorio
  • Maria Pallares
  • Carmen Parada
  • Maria Peniche
  • Mariacruz Reyes
  • Blanca Rodriguez
  • Lourdes Rodriguez
  • Luisa Rodriguez
  • Luzmila Romani
  • Maria Noemy Solis
  • Erika Sosa
  • Leticia Sosa
  • Maria Eva Tellez
  • Victoria Mercel Teodocio
  • Olga de la Torre
  • Adaly Ugalde
  • Josefina Diaz Valdez
  • Veronica Vargas
  • Maribel Venegas
  • Peggy Villagran
  • Maria Zaragoza

Our Supporters

It's the people behind the organization that makes it a success. CCNP counts on 10 staff members, over 20 collaborative partners, 56 volunteers, thousands of program participants, and you! Your resources sustain our work and learning, your confidence and trust encourage us, and your on-going commitment to changing systems to empower families and communities propels us forward.

We thank our current and past supporters who make our work possible!

  • 1 Economy Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Citi Community Development
  • City of Los Angeles - Community Development Department
  • City of Los Angeles - Department of Transportation
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Office Depot Foundation
  • Patterson Foundation
  • RHA, Inc
  • Shelter Partnership
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • USC School of Dentistry
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining our work to change systems and empower families and communities.

CCNP is committed to reducing and breaking the cycle of poverty in low-income communities. We know the importance of fighting the underlying causes of poverty so that our work will have a lasting impact. Families in poor communities are at the heart of CCNP's efforts to improve health, education, and economic opportunity.

There could be nothing more rewarding than using your skills and experience to help people in poor communities expand opportunity for themselves and their children, and work with them to address the challenges that keep them entrenched in poverty.

We welcome your interest in joining a diverse, talented, professional, and extremely committed team. Every position at CCNP contributes to realizing our overall vision and mission. If you are interested in a career dedicated to building a community of hope and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and everyone lives in dignity and security, I encourage you to take the first step and apply today!

You may apply for employment by using any of the following methods:

  • E-mail your cover letter and resume to malvarez@laccnp.org
  • Fax your cover letter and resume to 213.241.0909
  • Mail your cover letter and resume to:
    Central City Neighborhood Partners
    501 S. Bixel St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • No phone calls please
CCNP is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
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