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Negest  Legesse, Executive Director
Negest (Nikki) Legesse was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After graduating from high school Nikki moved to Buffalo, New York, to attend college. Soon after completing her Bachelor Degree from Canisius College, she decided to leave cold and snowy Buffalo for a sunnier and warmer place. Nikki moved to Los Angeles where she completed law school and discovered her deep passion for helping others realize their dreams. Ever since, she has helped countless people acquire small businesses and has offered her knowledge and experience to ensure their success.

In 2003 she founded the Ethiopian American Chamber of Commerce serving over 100 businesses, helped organize the Little Ethiopia Business Association and created the International Unity Parade. Nikki is the president and board member of Ethiopian American Youth Development, an organization dedicated to the development of Ethiopian Youth in Los Angeles as well as in Ethiopia. This organization also works with several orphanages in Ethiopia where children have lost their parents to the Aids epidemic. Additionally, Nikki is committed to helping homeless youth in South Los Angeles where she provides housing to those in need.

Nikki continuous her work as an Ambassador of the Ethiopian community promoting its culture, history and language and contributing to the Los Angeles Community at large. She recently opened the Little Ethiopia Cultural and Resource Center where she will provide services for seniors, children and youth.

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The mission of the Little Ethiopia Cultural & Resource Center (LECRC) is to advance the social, economic and cultural well-being of Ethiopians and other communities in the Greater Los Angeles Region through a comprehensive community development strategy that includes; advocacy, self-sufficiency, economic development, affordable housing, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, social services and cultural education, and preservation.

With an initial focus on cultural education and awareness, the newly developed center aims to provide classes, workshops and other platforms for sharing information.

Interested in learning more? 
Committed to helping our community achieve their dreams
LECRC ® 1037 South Fairfax Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 | (310) 633-4830
Little Ethiopia Cultural & Resource Center
1037 South Fairfax Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

For more information about our services, please contact us:

Tel: (310) 633-4830

​Fax: (213) 995-0900
Dance Instructor:

Looking for Enthusiastic instructors to teach Ethiopian dance class. Dance experience a plus! Fitness experience is great! 

Compensation: Negotiable
Join Our Wonderful Team!
Cooking Class Instructor:

We are looking for passionate instructors interested in teaching our Ethiopian Culture cooking classes, including both enthusiastic children and adults. 

- Previous experience in teaching children how to cook/Bake is a MUST.
-We would like you to have your own curriculum/lesson plan and recipes.

Compensation: Negotiable
Thank you for your interest in joining LECRC. Send us your resume!
If you would rather stop by greet us, and hand-deliver your resume, or mail it, our address is:

1037 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Are you looking for an exciting job opportunity? At LECRC, one person can make a huge impact on our community. We value our service, teamwork, and fun.

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