The Center for Community Economic Development Records document the establishment, operation, and curriculum of the Center's thirteen-year existence. The collection includes correspondence,
reports, power point presentations, student projects, photographs, certificates, awards, seminar handouts, class curricula,
real estate research files, and student rosters. The majority of materials date from 1996 to 2005, and highlight the CCED's
efforts to promote and foster community economic development through classes, seminars, and student projects. The Collection
is divided into three series: Administrative Files (1963-2006), Student Community Project Files (1996-2005), and Multimedia Files (1996-2006).
Initially formed in 1995 as a certificate program in Community Economic Development at San Diego State University's College
of Business Administration, the program expanded in 2000, becoming the Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) under
the direction of Harold Brown. The program originally consisted of 10 classes, and a series of class-related seminars. Student
coursework culminated in a final project, in which students had to create and implement a community development service or
business, then submit a final report detailing their project's purpose, goals, business plan, successes, and failures. The
Center not only continued to offer a comprehensive curriculum in community economic development, but also provided resources
and consulting services to community organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses, as well as high school
outreach programs and job placement services. The Center's goal was to endorse economic self-reliance, and generate community-minded
individuals in the hopes of improving disadvantaged and low-income neighborhoods. One of only a handful of such programs
in the United States, the CCED received numerous awards for its activities. In 2008, the College of Business Administration
suspended the CCED for budgetary reasons.
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