South LA Food Tech Hub
Coalition on Economic Resiliency
The Coalition on Economic Resiliency was created in September 2019 by the Social Change Institute at Community Health Councils. In our first convening, we invited 100 leaders from Los Angeles to dialogue on ten different topics:
- Debt Alleviation and Wealth Building
- Building an Intellectual Property Pipeline
- Future of Work
- Reparations in Advancing Resiliency
- Global Perspectives – South Johannesburg and Los Angeles
- What Happened to Charity?
- Disaster and Trauma Informed Community Planning
- Philanthropic Investment Portfolios
- Small Business and Entrepreneur Resiliency.
CHC’s Platform for Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise at CHC is an organizational mindset and framework that integrates business management and donative-based non-profit principles, models and mission aligned practices in such a manner that actions lead to intended and measurable monetary and non-monetary impacts that sustain and enhance the organization’s capacity, subsequent initiatives and relevant stakeholders.
Social Enterprise Principles:
Commit to initiatives and projects that best utilize CHC’s expertise and capacity—managing complex social projects involving strategic partners.
Act primarily as a catalyst, bringing together initiatives and projects with the right resources, leaders and partners.
Maximize impact of its commitments.
Seek Intellectual Property (IP) rights that can be used in and by the community and others and that have commercial potential.
Bring wealth and wealth-building to the communities we serve.
Social Enterprise Initiatives:
Strategic action plans for institutional capacity development and for external actions by sector (e.g., health, social equity, new finance tools) that serve as the framework for specific Social Enterprise Projects
Social Enterprise Projects:
Sector-specific projects such as a virtual community network, urban hydroponic farming projects, “smart cities” technology, entrepreneur training, and nonprofit capacity building via Leading for Equity—similar to CHC’s grant-driven projects and with the potential to be operated as a separate entity such as a joint venture or even a spin-off.