We are building healing spaces and nurturing ecosystems that support Black communities impacted by oppressive structures and injustice.

In 2013, St. Elmo’s Village became the birthplace of the Black Lives Matter movement. Transformed in 1969 by Roderick Sykes, what started out as a neglected junkyard has now become a communal space built on self-expression, self-respect, and cultural pride in Mid-City Los Angeles. The first meeting among activists that would catapult us into a global movement was held at St. Elmo’s Village, and it continues to serve as a cultural, visionary community hub in Los Angeles.