Our Mission & Vision
Redeemer Community Partnership is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit community development corporation that has been working in the West Exposition Park neighborhood in South LA since 1992. Redeemer’s mission is to create a safe, healthy, opportunity-rich community where children, youth and their families thrive.
Our Christian faith is at the center of all we do. We seek the welfare of children first. We are committed to community-based strategies in which neighbors work together toward common goals. We seek to preserve the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of our community while pursuing justice, advocacy and compassion for those who are most vulnerable among us. Beauty, art and celebration are central to our work and community life.
Our Christian faith is at the center of all we do.
We place the welfare of our children first.
We are committed to community-based strategies in which neighbors work together toward common goals.
We seek to preserve the cultural and economic diversity of our community while pursuing justice, advocacy, and compassion for those who are most vulnerable.
Beauty, art and celebration are central to our work and community life.
Redeemer Community Partnership is organized around a longing for God’s redemptive work in our South Los Angeles neighborhood. We have adopted the words of the Old Testament prophets as visions that could come true for our neighbors, our children and our community.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. (Isaiah 61:4)
The multi-racial, middle class flight of residents over the last 50 years has eroded public and private resources leaving our community with substandard schools, limited employment options, poorly maintained streets, inadequate police presence and a host of other shortages. This in turn created an environment where toxic land uses such as oil drill sites and nuisance liquor stores proliferated.
We envision a community where neighbors bring renewal and restoration to broken-down systems. Where children will reach their academic potential, businesses will thrive, crime-rates will drop and streets will be transformed from disrepair to beauty. We envision a community where public policy creates affordable homes for low-income neighbors and former toxic oil drilling sites are redeemed becoming parks, community centers and affordable housing.
No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. (Isaiah 60:18)
Violence is a constant threat here. Homicides, sexual assaults, beatings and shootings occur in our streets. Reckless driving and aggressive dogs pose additional threats to our children.
We envision a community where peace gains the upper hand. Where vigilant neighbors look out for each others’ children. Where public parks become safe places for play. Where neighborhood youth see positive options for their futures, eclipsing the allure of gangs. Where African American, Latin American, Anglo and Asian neighbors forge relationships of mutual respect and care.
For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.
They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendents after them. (Isaiah 65: 21-24)
Our neighbors work hard to secure employment, housing and educational opportunities for their children. They put in long hours, often for very low pay. Tragically, these efforts often fall short in the face of rising rents, exploitative employers, failing schools and negative social influences.
We envision a community where men and women pass on a legacy of hope to the next generation. Where hard work brings rich rewards. Where parents find the physical, educational, spiritual and social resources their children need. Where residents young and old see a future for themselves that is worth sacrificing for.