Cudahy, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and the City of Cudahy have teamed up to help local nonprofit Southeast Community Development Corporation after they were burglarized. Both the Supervisor and Cudahy have announced that they will each provide $5,000 to assist the nonprofit in replacing computers and other equipment that were stolen.
“This nonprofit set up this computer lab so that young people here in Cudahy and across Southeast LA could have the same opportunities that students in wealthy communities have,” said Supervisor Hahn. “This burglary was a setback, but I hope that with these grants and the support they are receiving from the community, we can get the Cudahy Tech Center back up and running.”
Over New Year’s Eve, the Cudahy Tech Center at Lugo Park Community Center was ransacked. The nonprofit Southeast Community Development Corporation, which runs the center, reported that more than $25,000 worth of technology equipment which had been designated for upcoming youth computer and robotics classes was stolen.
“We are extremely excited to join County Supervisor, Janice Hahn, in this collaborative effort to support our Cudahy youth with a matching contribution of $5,000 to replace the technology equipment at the Lugo Park Community Center,” said Cudahy Mayor Daisy Lomeli. “We are grateful for the Southeast Community Development Corporation’s (SCDC) work in our community and look forward to supporting them to resume tech classes because we know our youth are worthy of these opportunities.”
The Southeast Community Development Corporation will be holding a fundraiser this Sunday, January 15 at Lugo Park in Cudahy from 12pm to 2pm to raise money for the center in the wake of the theft.