The Center for Student Missions is Moving


A quick update from the Center For Student Missions:

In its 20th year of service to the city of Los Angeles, The Center for Student Missions (CSM) will be moving to a new housing site. For the last five years they have partnered with World Impact, an urban church planting organization, to provide housing to their groups. CSM will move their housing location from one of World Impact’s properties in the Pico Union district to another property (also owned by World Impact) in Southeast Los Angeles.

“This move will better meet the needs of our groups and free up our previous property to be used by the growing ranks of World Impact church planters”, said Rachel Hamilton, CSM-LA City Director.

CSM desires to invest in their new surrounding community and is ready to serve their neighbors. Southeast LA is a rapidly changing community. Once a predominately African-American neighborhood, Southeast LA is now majority Latino. Industrial businesses are squeezed in directly beside residential houses, apartments and housing projects. The housing site is a converted warehouse that used to be a church. There are two large dorm rooms with bunks, a large central meeting space and kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Thanks to the talent of Los Angeles artist, Clairfoster Josiah Browne, CSM proudly displays a vibrant 30 ft by 8 ft mural in its main meeting room. The mural depicts how life in LA relates to CSM’s ministry. The parking lot is fenced in, but does not block the view of freight trains and Metro Lines streaming by.

“We also get to see the great diversity of people walking by, to and from the train station,” Hamilton noted. “It has been a pleasure to get to know all the unique things about our new neighborhood and community.

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