Mission and Vision

The Ethiopian community in 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. Ethiopian community in Los Angeles (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 in the process of building national unity. ECLA will collaboratively work with various similar organizations both locally and globally in an attempt to address the needs of its community and beyond



Our vision is to see Ethiopians of Los Angeles and its surroundings be fully integrated, united, equally addressed, and benefited from the socio-economic and educational opportunities available in the country while advancing their culture, history and heritage.