Community Coalition

CD 8 Presents Annual  Holiday Tree Lighting and Snow Day

Join Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Council District Eight team for South L.A.’s Fifth Annual It’s Lit! holiday celebration on Saturday, November 19, at Century Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. It will be a day of music, community talent, snow play, and fun!

Not In Our South LA 

  As part of our DNA, Community Coalition works with community members to elevate the voices of everyday people to shift power and secure resources for the 8th, 9th, and 10th Council Districts in Los Angeles, where our members live. The pandemic economy pushed Southern California’s housing market into overdrive, and the “$1-million home” is the norm across neighborhoods from West Adams to Inglewood. Between May 2021 and May 2022, rents rose by more than 15% to an average of more than $2,000 across the nation as a whole, according to And just before the pandemic, the region’s homeless population had

Smith Joins Community Coalition as First Chief Strategy Officer

As Community Coalition’s inaugural chief strategy officer, Smith will develop initiatives to support South L.A. residents – especially Black and Brown Angelenos – in overcoming systemic and institutional barriers in education and other areas. He will also assist in guiding outreach efforts and launch the group’s new National Center for Community Organizing.

Time For a Hometown Girl!

In school, math was not my favorite subject but I do understand the importance of numbers.  I want to share with you some numbers associated with the great city of Los Angeles.

Making Los Angeles Whole: Radical Recovery for All Angelinos

We call on the City of Los Angeles to direct a $1 billion dollar investment over the next two years towards poor and working-class families hit hardest by COVID, and develop a formula targeting 80% of the resources towards communities hardest hit by COVID.  Those funds should be accountable to the people so that we see results for dollars spent. 

Statement on Mayor Garcetti’s Announcements During Ongoing Protests

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last night that the City would cut the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $100-$150 million, responding to the demands of tens of thousands of Los Angeles residents who have protested and advocated this past week. By showing up together for Black lives, we have made this possible.

Councilmember Harris Dawson Joins Labor Leaders and LA Regional Food Bank to Provide Groceries to 5,000 Families

COVID-19 has taken an immediate financial toll on the City of Los Angeles. Many families are looking for ways to make ends meet and keep food on the table. Local organizations and elected officials have hit the ground to help residents access the food and resources they need safely. Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson partnered with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host a drive-through food pantry for more than 5,000 South L.A. Families.