Destination Crenshaw

Design and Development of Dest ination Crenshaw Embraces Community Involvement

Destination Crenshaw is shaping up to be the nation’s largest outdoor art and cultural celebration of Black contributions The highly anticipated reparative development project continues to collaborate with local leaders and talented professionals to ensure input from the community is valued and embraced from ideation to completion. 

Crenshaw Wall to Receive Long-Awaited Renovation

The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission approved plans on September 13, for the legendary RTN Crew, creators of the iconic 787-foot-long mural on South LA’s Crenshaw Wall, to replace their decades-old painting with a new artistic panorama, The Struggle Continues, under the auspices of the not-for-profit organization Destination Crenshaw.

Drake Dillard, Noted Architect and Community Advocate, Announces Retirement

Drake Dillard, AIA, NOMAC, LEED, a senior project manager of Perkins&Will, Los Angeles, announced that he is retiring from the firm following a long and illustrious career of working on noted projects like Destination Crenshaw and overseeing a wide range of commissions throughout the world, including education, civic, mixed-use, healthcare, and culture.

Jacqueline Pruitt Ensures Her Company Provides High Quality Rebar Installation

Marvella Steel Placers is a black and female owned family-oriented business that provides high-quality rebar and concrete installation for customers across California. Marvella Steel Placers was founded by Jacqueline Pruitt in 2016 and ever since, her business has successfully worked on numerous projects including Destination Crenshaw, Purple Line 3, and Sign Fountain – just to name a few.

Mustard, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Aiko and Trey Songz Host Feed Your City Challenge in South L.A.

Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson was excited to be working with the Feed Your City Challenge. He mentioned how great it was to have Roddy Ricch and Mustard, who are both from the South L.A. community, help host and be hands on during the food drive. “Roddy Ricch and Mustard, they are both homeboys, they are from the community. They came up in our streets and they know how it is in the neighborhood,” says Dawson. He continues, “Once you put out the fall to give help, or get help, our community shows up. It just takes the right individuals to make the right call, set up the event, get volunteers and sponsors. LAPD is here, the fire department is here. Everybody steps up and we make it work. We make it do what it do.”

Destination Crenshaw’s Pipeline to Public Sector Jobs

(Courtesy Photo) While Black History Month marks a time for reflection and celebration of the past, it also provides an opportunity to envision the future. The month of February is filled with events and exhibits that uplift Black culture- from Lauren Halsey’s exhibit at David Kordansky Gallery which explores her reckonings with gentrification and the economic displacement of Black-owned businesses, to California African American Museum hosting Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy for a performance inspired by Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century. This is a time to honor our community’s monumental impact throughout history to present day.   While