About Us

History

The California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) has served California as a statewide membership association since 1989. A group of 15 Executive Directors who operated high capacity pipe-line nonprofit community economic development organizations throughout the State of California, CCEDA began supporting nonprofit, community-based, neighborhood-targeted development organizations that have programs, services and projects focused on improving the overall economic conditions in low and moderate income communities.

CCEDA’s early programs consisted of its annual teaching and learning conference,newsletters, programmatic funding, policy advocacy, and regionally targeted community development programs. CCEDA’s annual budget enabled it to serve an annual membership of over 200 organizations focused on building and implementing community economic development strategies for California’s economically impacted communities. Beginning in 2003, CCEDA substantially expanded its training and technical assistance programs for community development organizations.

Mission

CCEDA’s is comprised of organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies and faith based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a full range of community building strategies including real estate development-housing, retail and commercial-business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation. CCEDA provides its members a clearinghouse for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, and advocacy on public policy.