About Us

Vision Statement

To help shape the future by serving the community as a viable and effective resource, enable citizens to achieve greater social and economic parity, and realize a higher quality of life.

Mission Statement
To lead positive social change by providing scholarships and social programs that educate, empower and enhance the lives of individuals and families residing in the Crenshaw District and surrounding communities.

Board of Directors:
Parkside EDC’s Board of Directors includes members with expertise and diverse backgrounds in education, health, marketing, business management, community development and law.

Rev. Jerrold Smith, Chairman/CEO
Charles Moorehead, President
Shirley Worrels, Vice-President
David L. Murphy, CFO/Treasurer
Patricia Jackson-Kelley, Parliamentarian

Board Members:
Nelson L. Atkins, ESQ, Ralph Gilmer, Nathaniel White Sr., Deanna Hampton, Jan Mayes, Mashariki Ramey, John Murrell, Rena Bishop – Executive Assistant

Board Commitment
Execute the mission and vision of Parkside EDC with diligence, integrity and compassion.


  • Expand scholarship funding and youth outreach efforts
  • Add dimensions to Financial Literacy seminars
  • Create and support economic and business development programs
  • Increase senior support services

Programs in Development

  • Homeless & Senior Support Services
  • Job Readiness Mentoring
  • Parenting Classes
  • Music & Arts Resources
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