Welcome to Ethiopian Community Los Angeles
Our vision is to see Ethiopians in Los Angeles and its surroundings be fully integrated, united, equally addressed, and benefitted from the socio-economic and educational opportunities available in the country while advancing their culture, history, and heritage.
The Ethiopian Community Los Angeles is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit, and tax exempted civic organization aiming at serving all Ethiopians living in the greater Los Angeles area of Southern California. ECLA is an all-inclusive organization committed to address social, economic, and educational needs of the community; and promoting culture, history, and heritage of Ethiopia at large. It will also work towards strengthening unity among Ethiopians in this area and elsewhere to help and contribute to the process of building national unity. ECLA will collaboratively work with various similar organizations both locally and globally to address the needs of its community and beyond.
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ECLA Vision is to preserve our rich Ethiopian heritage and to ensure that all members are actively involved and share mutual respect.
- Empowering community members to lead dignified lives in the Greater Los Angeles area.
- Helping mold, guide and mentor the next generation of Ethiopians to be educated, responsible, law-abiding and respectable members of society.
- Extending advocacy services which focus on critical needs in our community, particularly in education, job training and healthcare services. This will be achieved by establishing close partnership with schools, government agencies, employment agencies and healthcare providers.