Open House at the Exceptional Building
We were honored to host over 150 guests to ECF’s new Exceptional Building, a service site designed to provide adults with special needs access to diverse job training and development opportunities that create Pathways to Employment for participants. Guests also toured ECF’s Westside Art Center Program, co-located at the site in the City Inglewood.
Guests at the Open House included ECF Board Members; Carmine Manicone, Executive Director of the Westside Regional Center; Tom de Simone, President of GenesisLA; Councilman Alex Padilla of the City of Inglewood; representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley Thomas; and other community leaders and business partners.
Tours included presentations about training programs, a computer lab, a digital arts lab, the art studio and much more. ECF’s new social enterprise, Exceptional Office and Janitorial Supplies was also featured. This e-commerce retail business saves customers money while generating revenue and jobs for programs that serve individuals with special needs.
ECF is excited to be a part of the emerging Inglewood community, with the Exceptional Building less than two miles from the site of the new NFL stadium. The Board and staff look forward to ECF being a strong community resource for decades to come.