Downtown Crenshaw Rising
Downtown Crenshaw is a project and a movement to preserve one of the last predominantly Black areas of Los Angeles. Headed by Black-led Downtown Crenshaw Rising, a nonprofit community corporation and activist group, the project aims to purchase and redevelop a 40-acre mall in Crenshaw into a 21st century urban village built with community wealth building principles. The plan is to create an environmentally sustainable urban village with a mix of retail, restaurant, grocery, housing, office, hotel, entertainment, cooperative businesses, and green spaces that create a regenerative, restorative and reparative local economy. The Racial Justice Collaborative is supporting the project with a $50,000 grant.