Be Fly! Not High!
CAYAC gets busy in 2005

Girls Talk - A project for women and girls to enhance educational opportunities.

SCPC "No Butts" Campaign 2000 - A tobacco education awareness project.

Central Avenue Youth Empowerment Council (CAYEC) - A mentoring and leadership development project for youth.

Ready -To-Work (RTW) - A job readiness project operating jointly with EDD "Workforce Investment Act".

The Central Avenue Youth Empowerment Council has had a year of growth and many accomplishments. Keeping with their main emphasis they presented at the following: Youth summits, workshops and health fairs educating men, women and children on the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. They presented at Avalon Carver, Great Beginnings for Black Babies (GBBB), South Central Family Health Center, Youth Educating and Advocating for Health (YEAH), and WLCAC.
An appearance at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival was keeping with tradition as well as a major contribution in the SCPC Fifth Annual Day of Awareness event. Now there were also some purely fun times like Raging Waters, the Revlon Run/Walk, Erase the Waste (community clean-up). And what better way to end the year than a Holiday party at the Sizzler’s restaurant.

SCPC Celebrates 10 YEARS

The South Central Prevention Coalition (SCPC) celebrated its ten (10) years of service to the Vernon and Central Avenue Corridor area at the Day of Awareness and Prevention event. SCPC, a project of the Community Coalition, began in 1994 and became an independent entity in 2000. The SCPC Coalition from its inception has continued to grow and flourish boosting a Coalition membership of 45 agencies.

Providing many needed supportive and ancillary services to an underserved community. Over the last 10 years SCPC has diversified its services to include not only family needs but has become more specialized in working with youth providing projects such as Girls Talk, Day of Dialogue, No Butts Campaign and more recently the Central Avenue Youth Empowerment Council (CAYEC) project. The Day of Awareness and Prevention, a health fair with special emphasis on the prevention of usage of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, was developed as a direct response to the needs of the community.

Acknowledgement of this auspicious milestone was honored by some special people. Sharon Blackburn, Executive Director of SCPC received a congratulatory certificate the City of Los Angeles given by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Also an Assembly Resolution was presented from the Office of Assemblywoman Karen Bass (47th District).

Congratulations SCPC




CAYEC Central Avenue Youth Empowerment Council host the 2006 Pan African Film Festival / Student Fest. Educates youth on prevention of Alchohol, Tobacco and other drugs.

The Dunbar
Somerville I & II
Central Avenue Village Square
One Wilken's Place
Roberta Stephen's I & II
The Gwen Bolden Manor
1410 E. 41st Street
Florence Ave. Villa
Central Avenue Villa
Villa Esperanza
Mount Zion Towers