Welcome to Resiliency Studio

Empowering Community Developers & Enterprises to Upskill, Sustain & Scale!


We Created a Place for the "Band of Disruptive Catalyst" Working to Change the World!

The Urban Design Center (UDC) Resiliency Studio (RS) is designed for management and frontline team members seeking to enhance their industry specific technical expertise and organizational capacities.  RS provides the requisite tools needed for participants to move their entities and ventures to the next level stay ahead of the curve!

The Resiliency Studio’s atthos is rooted in purpose to catalyze 'The How" of economic opportunities across niche industry ecosystems that empower community based entrepreneurial ventures and asset ownership.  We are fostering an acute focus on specific aspects of high growth industries that can directly impact the economic viability and sustainability of local communities. Our Resiliency Studio fosters peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and collaboration in an open and engaging environment.  If you are seeking to make an impact on the communities you serve, the Resiliency Studio provides the information and resources to help drive your strategy.

In our Resiliency Studio, participants will discover a plethora of best practice instructional webinars, live workshops, bootcamps, podcast, thought leadership work groups, industry forums, reference information and training materials in partnership with industry experts that are hosted across four collections: 1) Workshops and Bootcamps, 2) Funding and Resources, 3) Opportunity Center and 4) Communities and Spaces.  UDC also has the capacity to create specialize training content for online or in-person workshops for specific job opportunities.

Our Blueprint

Our three pronged Resiliency Blueprint to catalyze growth opportunities includes:

Enhancing Capacities

Access to information and insight on how to leverage resources, build and scale closes the opportunity gap.  The Resiliency Studio opens  access by sharing the "How To".

Capitalizing Ownership

Equity and debt capital are the quintessential ingredients that level the playing field for for small and BIPOC ventures.  Let's capture, create and leverage capital....TOGETHER!

Structuring Legacies

Let's both study our crafts and cast our buckets where we are to create formidable entities and operations that will scale and provide economic security from generation to generation.

6 Building Blocks Thread Our Blueprint Strategy to Foster the Unlikely Business of Economic Resiliency Within Our Targeted Niche Industries:

  • Arts & Culture 
  • Community Development
  • Health & Wellness
  • Housing Development
  • Film & Production
  • Nonprofit Development 
  • Urban Retail
1. Knowledge and Application:

Share industry specific best practice information and procedures to help foster viable, equitable, competitive and innovative venture operations.

2. Vision and Leadership:

Share methodologies and resources to plan, craft, hone and drive operational purpose and tenacity within business ventures and industry ecosystems. 

3. Team and Management:

Foster discerning connectivity by and between requisite talent and opportunity providers and facilitate formidable professional development.

4. Skills and Methodologies:

Provide best in class executive and staff development to build internal capacities to foster sustainable growth and expansion.

5. Networking and Prospecting:

Facilitate relevant cohort connectivity by and between industry ecosystems and foster access to business development opportunities through requisite knowledge sharing.

6. Sustain and Scale:

Share industry specific best practice methodologies, technologies and innovation to foster operational efficiencies and expansion strategies.


The Spaces in each of our Resiliency Studio Collections are uniquely crafted to foster acute focus on industry specific professional, organizational or community advancement.

Details on the Resiliency Studio Work Space Collections:


The Resiliency Studio is dedicated to hosting and supporting the efforts of Communities and Spaces activating to promote community and economic development.  Join our Communities and Spaces to explore, connect and thrive in the places where people are championing change!

B2B Entrepreneurs Hub

Connecting business with business and resources to facilitate their development of the core elements of sustainable business ventures:  Proof of Concept, Operations Plans, Partnership Agreements, Investor Equity and Debt Acquisition, Team Building, Financial Management, Brand and Market Strategies, Business Development, Technology and Innovation Integration and Scaling Strategies. 

Center for Community Excellence

Structured to assist non-profit or association organizations with implementing strategic planning, leadership development, professional development, brand development, annual and capital campaign management, proposal development, program development, budgeting and fund accounting, technology integration and outcomes driven reporting efforts through accountable methodologies.

Leimert Park Village, a Cultural Arts and Community Mecca

The purpose of Leimert Park Village, Inc. is to engage and facilitate community interests in, and the implementation of, arts, cultural, community service, entrepreneurial advancement, planning and sustainable economic development activities that enhance the vitality of the Leimert Park Village and Crenshaw Corridor commercial areas of the City of Los Angeles.

Opportunity Center

The UDC Opportunity Center serves as an online antidote to brain drain by connecting local talent with local opportunities in each of our targeted growth oriented industries. 

Our Opportunity Center is an online industry specific career, job and contract opportunity posting and search network that fosters meaningful interconnections by and between talent seekers and searchers. With an initial focus on Los Angeles County, our Opportunity Center has been designed to help companies onboard resilient leadership, staff and vendors and stay true to their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) objectives.

Stocker Street Creative

The goal of Stocker Street Creative is to build a transformative state-of-the-art creative campus for studio and sound stage production, creative industry office spaces, business and technology incubation and industry specific job development within a collaborative ecosystem designed to drive economic development within the South and Southeast Los Angeles communities while leveraging the greater Los Angeles County creative industry.  

Vision Builders Hub

Acutely focused on providing insight and best practices for deal structuring, design, planning and entitlement management, construction management, capital deck structuring and property management for new construction and renovation multifamily and home ownership housing, commercial retail and facilities, mixed-use development, industrial and P3 development projects. 


Our Immersive Learning Experiences offer the opportunity for participants to gain the knowledge and skills that can help accelerate their business or career. Join us and let's embark on a journey of growth and success together!

Nonprofit Fund Development 101: Art of the Ask


This Fund Development 101 Art of the Ask Workshop highlights strategies for preparation of competitive individual, foundation and corporate appeals. This workshop has been purposefully created for leaders striving to develop funding for social service programs, special needs housing, youth programs, community health services, business development agencies and social enterprise ventures.

SIX WEEKS - This workshop consists of four 2-hour modules of content covered over four weeks. Two additional 2-hour sessions will be scheduled in weeks 5-6 for group break-out work sessions and individual organization presentations designed to help attendees fine tune their appeals.

Each attendee will be tasked with reviewing the list of relevant grants, sample appeals and resource information ahead of each work session and completing the requisite worksheets by the end of the workshop.

Create a 501c3 Organization 


This 7-Part, A to Z Bootcamp will prepare your organization to develop your mission, goals and objectives, draft your program and project elements, setup your organizational structure, complete the required business formation documents and draft your IRS 1023 form and the state application required to establish your 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. 

The structure of the bootcamp is simple, we guide you through the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW elements needed to craft the purpose and intent of your organization and to draft the necessary formation documents to get your entity started.  We will share a step-by-step approach to help you and your formation committee structure your vision to create a nonprofit entity.  Each session will include samples, worksheets and the forms necessary to create your entity and navigate efforts through your first year of operation. 

Create Your 1-3 YR Strategic Plan to Scale


This workshop is structured to assist non-profits and small businesses with creating and implementing strategic planning efforts for organizational development, leadership development, professional development, program development, facility expansion, brand development, annual and capital campaign management, fund development, accounting management, technology integration and outcomes driven reporting efforts through KPI centered and accountable methodologies.

Small Site Housing Development


This 8-week Bootcamp will guide participates through deal structuring and capital stack strategies that work to catalyze the production of small site housing and mixed-use development projects.  It will cover team selection, concept development, land acquisition, planning and entitlement, architectural programing, sustainable design, plan submittal, value engineering, financial packaging, grant development, capital formation, construction bidding, project management and tenant lease-up.

This Bootcamp will also feature masterclass knowledge sharing by experienced developers as guest presenters who will provide deep dive and practical "how to" information that can help guide participants through their own development strategies. Our open source engagement environment is designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning experiences and cross agency networking by and between participants.

 We will notify all members when each Workshop or Bootcamp goes live!

We are looking forward to engaging with you in the Resiliency Studio!

Join our Resiliency Studio plan for FREE and participate in our informative Collections. Once you join, you’ll be able to register internally for our upcoming Workshops & Bootcamps. Sign-up today!

If you have any questions or issues joining the Resiliency Studio, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]