Community economic development project in the northeast Los Angeles community of El Sereno : the intersection of arts, culture, economics and politics

dc.contributor.advisorChapple, Reginald
dc.contributor.authorRuelas, Agustin
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-22T16:58:19Z
dc.date.available2010-04-22T16:58:19Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.description.abstractThe project -- operated between the spring of 2008 and 2009 -- was the creation of a working group composed of community stakeholders who sought to create a community economic development project expanding upon the programming offered by an autonomous community space called the Eastside Café. The long-term outcome was one of community ownership; the community space sought to purchase real estate to continue offering educational, cultural and health related programming. Primarily, the short-term outcome of this collaborative was to establish a social purpose silk-screening business to render jobs and build the capacity of the organization. The project was based El Sereno, a Latino community in Northeast Los Angeles that lacks locally controlled community spaces and gathering places that benefit residents. The lack of community control is due in part to social, economic and environmental inequalities faced by minority groups and lack of financial and business management skills. Major research strategies speak about the political context of minority communities, arts and culture, autonomy and social enterprise business development. Ultimately, this project became an investigation into the issues faced by independent community groups when faced with the need to acquire business development skills in order to realize autonomy and sustainability. (Author abstract)en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationRuelas, A. (2009). Community economic development project in the northeast Los Angeles community of El Sereno : the intersection of arts, culture, economics and politics. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.eduen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Science (M.S.)en_US
dc.description.schoolSchool of Community Economic Developmenten_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/340
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
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dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderRuelas, Agustin
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development)en_US
dc.subject.otherentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.othersmall businessen_US
dc.subject.otherLatinosen_US
dc.subject.othercommunity needs assessmenten_US
dc.subject.otherLos Angeles (CA)en_US
dc.subject.otherCalifornia (US)en_US
dc.titleCommunity economic development project in the northeast Los Angeles community of El Sereno : the intersection of arts, culture, economics and politicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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