The new building will house critical therapeutic programs, parenting workshops and after-school activities that will serve children and families affected by poverty and intergenerational trauma. The space will also feature a new headquarters for the Watts Gang Task Force and the LAPD Community Safety Partnership.
“The new campus is a permanent commitment to the community of Watts, an architectural landmark and a critical resource for children and families,” said CII President & CEO Martine Singer. “The groundbreaking is the culmination of a lot of hard work, and we couldn’t be more excited to get started.”
Construction of a new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art community facility is expected to be completed in July 2021. LADF allocated $11 million to The Children's Institute Watts Campus Project.
31 January 2020
main article is an excerpt from "CII Breaks Ground on a Commitment to Watts" by Ryan Imondi for ChildrensInstitute.org