Originally called the Century Freeway Affirmative Action Committee, the Century Center for Economic Opportunity was created in 1979 through a court decree by the County of Los Angeles. Organizations such as CFAAC helped individuals displaced by the development of the Century freeway (I-105) during and after its construction, and after the project was complete, CFACC changed its name and mission to better reflect the needs of the communities it served. The Century Center for Economic Opportunity, Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Since 1994, the Century Center for Economic Opportunity has served its stakeholders through the CCEO YouthBuild Program which has provided job and life training, construction skills, and self-esteem and leadership training skills to 16-24 year old youth for the last 15 years.
CCEO’s long term goals include the improvement of the communities we serve by rebuilding and retrofitting neighborhoods and acquiring and improving neglected housing for low-income populations.
CCEO currently runs three programs: CCEO YouthBuild, Weatherization and Construction Training, and Gateways to Green Building (in conjunction with the South Bay Work Investment Board.