Community Services Unlimited, Inc.
Community Services Unlimited, Inc. (CSU) addresses the inequalities and systemic barriers that limit sustainable communities and self-reliant life-styles in South Central Los Angeles, California. We support and create justice-driven community-based programs and educational initiatives which foster dialogue and create awareness and critical consciousness with a goal of creating equitable, healthful, self-reliant and sustainable communities where every individual has the support and resources needed to develop to their fullest capacity.
At CSU, we serve a population of approximately 500,000; 44% are African-American; more than 50% are Mexican/Central American. The median family income is $21,000 per year, and 77% of families live below 200% of the federal poverty level. CSU’s programs target community members of varying ages from seniors to pre-kinders with a special emphasis on teen and pre-teen youth.
Year(s) Awarded: 2009