YOUTH.

COMMUNITY.

OPPORTUNITY.

OUR HISTORY

Dr. Ronnie Jones founded Parkside EDC in 2000 as the economic development arm of LA. Third Church For Spiritual Living. Its purpose was to provide a small but powerful and dedicated congregation with a non-profit community outreach vehicle, committed to improving the quality of life for Leimert Park and surrounding areas. Parkside’s primary focus at inception was providing scholarships to local community high school graduates, who are good students, community-conscious and have extenuating circumstances. Parkside EDC’s edition of Financial Literacy programs aligns with Dr. Ronnie’s vision for economic development. With community and corporate support, Parkside EDC is poised and ready to become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of many.

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.

Officers

Rev. Dr. Ronnie
Jones

Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Rev. Jerrold
Smith

Chairman/CEO

Charles
Moorehead

President

J.P.
Hamlett Sr.

Vice President

David L.
Murphy

CFO/Treasurer

Patricia
Jackson - Kelley

Parliamentarian

Board Members

Nathaniel
White Sr.

Aneesah
Haqq - Ali

Mashariki
Ramey

John
Murrell

Nadiyah
Haqq

Rena
Bishop

Executive Assistant

Karen
Glenn

Board Commitment

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

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.

Goals

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