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About Us

Our Mission

Why we love LA CAN

The mission of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure we have voice, power & opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us.

Our Vision

Our overarching social change goals are to:

Organizational Structure

LA CAN’s constituency consists of extremely low-income and homeless people, primarily those living in Downtown LA and South Central LA. LA CAN recruits organizational members and builds indigenous leadership within this constituency to promote human rights and address multiple forms of oppression faced by extremely low-income, predominately African-American and Latino, residents.

Core members comprise the majority of each decision-making body at LA CAN, and staff, interns and Board members are recruited from the core membership. 

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