• Youth engagement

Initiatives

Historic Westside sign

Westside Workforce Center

Building the "Future Workforce"

Cedric's tireless advocacy led to the acquisition of $11 million for the Westside’s first-of-its-kind advanced skills training center. The Westside Workforce Center will serve as the catalyst for training the Future Workforce in advanced manufacturing and other lucrative careers. These great jobs will allow residents, who have faced the most dire circumstances in their lives due to Covid, to reemerge with the opportunity to truly live the American Dream.

Phase One of our workforce initiatives have already begun with the opening of the Strong Future Technology Center, powered by the Cox Innovation Lab, which is training community members for high-paying positions in the technology sector.

The Westside Workforce Center and Strong Future Technology Center are just the start of Cedric's comprehensive plan to diversify and strengthen Las Vegas’ economy. This has been an aspiration of the City Council ever since the 1980’s, but now it's really happening. Cedric will not rest until the ultimate goal is achieved -- and Las Vegas takes its rightful place as America’s greatest city in which to live and raise a family.

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Ward 5 Works

The goal of Ward 5 Works is to increase economic mobility for low-income and/or less educated workers through employer partnerships and career pathways within targeted high demand sectors. Residents should be afforded access to good jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, including healthcare and retirement benefits and offer opportunities for advancement.

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The Hundred Plan

The area known as the historic Westside plays a pivotal and unique role in the history of Las Vegas. In the mid-1950s, the Moulin Rouge on Bonanza became the first integrated resort casino in Las Vegas, and the neighborhood culture and economy was thriving. Some 50 years later, the Westside still breathes a rich community despite economic and urban challenges. Establishing the HUNDRED (Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment) Plan for the Westside neighborhood is a vital step in identifying the opportunities to link with the past and create a familiar bridge to the future. Presented within the Plan is a strong vision, eight (8) “Big Moves” envisioned with practical projects, the stories of the stakeholders and community members, improvement program ideas, and proposed regulation and zoning, that together, will transform the Westside into a vibrant neighborhood.

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Las Vegas Reinvent Schools

ReInvent Schools Las Vegas focuses on academic achievement, expanded learning, wraparound services and family and community engagement at underperforming urban core schools.

There are currently 13 ReInvent community schools: Robert E. Lunt, Red Rock, Kermit R. Booker, Vail Pittman, J.T. McWilliams, Wendell P. Williams, Matt Kelly, Rose Warren, Howard Hollingsworth, Arturo Cambeiro Elementary School, Doris Reed Elementary School, C.C. Ronnow & Ollie Detwiler Elementary School

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Las Vegas 2050 Master Plan

Cities in Nevada are required to develop a master plan to guide future decisions about their physical development. Master plans identify current issues and needs in the community, and set forth goals, policies and actions to address issues. They also contain specific functional areas that address many different and complex aspects of urban and suburban development, including conservation, historic preservation, housing, land use, public facilities and services, recreation and open space, safety and transportation.

The city’s current 2020 Master Plan, adopted in 2000 and updated periodically over the following decade, sought to address the challenges of rapid growth and transformation during the 2000s and 2010s. Since many of the goals and policies from that plan were achieved, it is now time to plan how our community will look in the future. The master plan team is made up of the city of Las Vegas, and the Smith Group and includes an executive steering committee and a citizens advisory committee.

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Crear Civic Engagement

We believe in the importance of Civic Engagement and the value it brings to our community. As it is the community we serve and those within the community should be involved.

We regularly host Crear’s Community Conversations where our neighbors have an opportunity to interact with the Councilman and the Ward 5 team, express their thoughts and meet one-on-one with Councilman Crear. Annually we host our Community Forum where city department heads and representatives from Metro are present to give an overall update of community initiatives.

Our Ward 5 office also brings young adults to our City Hall office for Crear’s Civic Engagement Day with the Councilman. This is a full day spent of immersion with the Councilman, city staff, and constituents

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