Beginning of RCP
For nearly 30 years, Redeemer Community Partnership (RCP) has engaged South LA residents and business owners in efforts to enhance public health and safety. These efforts have included planting trees, painting murals, installing LED street lighting, closing four nuisance liquor stores, winning the closure and clean-up of a toxic, neighborhood oil drilling site, and more.
As a community-based organization whose staff all live in the community, we have extensive experience and value for inclusive decision-making processes, building consensus around residents’ urgent concerns, and working closely with government agencies and leaders to move community identified solutions forward.
How one LA community is uniting to transform Jefferson Boulevard
Curbed Los Angeles wrote a great article covering the Jefferson Beautiful Campaign and it's successful ATP application for $6 million to build bike lanes, pedestrian lights, fix sidewalks and street trees on Jefferson Blvd. Click the arrows to read highlights or below to view the full article at Curbed LA
How These Neighbors Took on the Oil Company in their Backyard and Won
Over the past 5 years, our community organized, marched, and voiced our concerns at several public hearings, advocating for the closure of an active oil drilling site operating feet from bedroom windows. We called on the city to enforce stronger protections for the health and safety of families in the neighborhood.
In May 2019, the City's Zoning Administration issued a determination requiring the Jefferson Drill Site to close and cleanup within 36 months!
Jesus says, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matt. 17:20). It is little wonder that an oil company named Sentinel Peak is moving out of our neighborhood.
FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHT TO BREATHE
By Megan Sweas
Our work around the Jefferson Drill Site was the cover story on Sojourners Magazine. Click below to read the full article or the arrows to read highlights
God, Guns, and Oil
By Bob Smietana
Christianity Today wrote a great article covering our work around the Jefferson Drill Site around the beginning of our Nuisance Abatement Process. Click the buttons below to view the full article or the arrows to read highlights.