As a non-profit Community Development Corporation, SUSLA CDC strives to enhance the quality of life for faculty, staff and students of SUSLA and the residents of the Martin Luther King Community immediately surrounding the SUSLA campus through the development and management of economic and community development projects.
The SUSLA Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a nonprofit organization created by Southern University at Shreveport to enhance the quality of life of its students, faculty and staff as well as the residents of the community in which the university resides. Organizationally, the CDC is housed in the Division of Community and Workforce Development, whose services and products are vitally necessary for the success of the CDC. Its primary purpose is to improve the properties currently owned or acquired by SUSLA or the CDC.
On July 10, 2008, at a regular meeting of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors SUSLA's request to establish a CDC was approved. The following year in April of 2009, the CDC was incorporated in the state of Louisiana as Southern University Shreveport Community Development Corporation, Inc (SUSLA CDC).
The CDC now has a dedicated executive director and broad-based representative board of directors made up of community residents, business leaders and university stakeholders who share a similar mission SUSLA and the Martin Luther King Jr. community.
The executive director, Mr. Major Brock, was hired in February of 2010 to build the capacity of the CDC and coordinate with business and industry partners, local, regional and national affiliate organizations in developing economic/community development projects. Mr. Brock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in community and economic development initiatives.
SUSLA's mission is to seek excellence in community service through the development of partnerships with business and industry. The CDC was created to achieve this very mission. Existing partners of SUSLA have agreed to work with the SUSLA CDC to bring about the desired outcome of an enhanced quality of life for its target groups.
The SUSLA CDC believes in building the capacity of businesses as well as individuals so that each can maximize their services to the community. The CDC believes that this enhancement can be realized through a number of efforts and services, some of which are:
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