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Mika Community Development Corporation

1718 Monrovia Ave., Costa Mesa, 92627, CA, USA
Since its inception in 2003, Mika Community Development Corporation has been working with both youth and adults to address issues of employment, lack of role models, drugs, and community cohesion. What we have learned, and is confirmed by other community development corporations' experiences (see for example, is that healthy communities are built and sustained through systems that invite and welcome neighbors' participation. In order to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing Costa Mesa, Mika CDC focuses on building the capacity of neighborhood leaders to identify, design, and manage initiatives and projects that positively impact their neighborhoods.

Mika CDC currently works in four neighborhoods in Costa Mesa. With the help of the Costa Mesa Police Department and the Newport Mesa Unified School District, Mika Community Development Corporation has identified six target neighborhoods characterized by gangs, crowded housing, and low income families. It is our vision to enable the leaders of these six neighbors of Costa Mesa to transform their communities through community building, youth development and economic development initiatives such as the Center for Resources and Employment Opportunities (CREO).
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