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Elite Skills Development provides programming and resources to youth, adults, organizations, and small businesses in order to create pathways to self-sustainability and build healthy, productive communities.

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Elite Skills Development began in 1999 as Ladies First, a collective of mothers who were interested in developing and mentoring their daughters and other African American girls in Long Beach.  In 2010, Ladies First transitioned to Elite Skills Development to create pathways to self-sufficiency and business ownership. 

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Elite Skills Development was incorporated in 2010 and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation.

Our Staff

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Sharon Diggs-Jackson

Executive Director
Tel: 562-303-2750

Ginger Moore

Program Director
Tel: 562-515-7384

Main Office

LBCF Nonprofit Center

3515 Linden Avenue #56

Long Beach, CA 90807

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