Mission & Vision
African American, other ethnic minority and under-served families and businesses will continue to live and grow with dignity in the Central District of Seattle (CD) through receiving quality education, career opportunities, livable wage jobs, and affordable housing while being recognized for their contributions to Seattle and society on a national and international level.
The Central District Community Preservation and Development Authority (CDCPDA) was created in 2019 by the WA State Legislature to mitigate the adverse effects of major public works and capital projects on the CD. The CDCPDA’s mission is to drive economic empowerment for African-American, other minority and under-served communities through employment, career advancement, education, training and business development.
Goal: Assist community-based organizations in providing workforce skills training, mentorship, and coaching that will increase the ability of businesses to live and grow with dignity in the Central Area of Seattle.
Goal: The goal is to create a pioneering educational academy that will provide increased access and support for middle and high school, college-aged and career-ready African-Americans, other ethnic minority and underserved families in the pursuit of knowledge and training in mathematics, science, technology, the arts and humanities.
Goal: Develop and support leaders, including young leaders, from the Central District who will forge connections within and among businesses, community members and educational institutions.