Participating in the dedication service were (from left) Inglewood Councilman Ralph Franklin, NAACP President Leon Jenkins, Executive Director Skipp Townsend of 2nd Call; Scientology Ecclesiastical Leader David Miscavige, Inglewood Chief of Police Jacqueline Seabrooks, and the Rev. Dr. Cecil ‘Chip' Murray.
City, State and Federal officials joined community leaders, residents and guests in celebrating the Church of Scientology Community Center's inaugural open house on November 12.
The 28,000-square-foot center is located on 81st and Vermont Boulevard in South Los Angeles. L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks welcomed the Center to his district and presented a commendation in celebration of the event.
The Community Center officially opened last weekend in a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by 5,000 people at the Church of Scientology in Inglewood located at 315 South Market Street.
Captain Kato of the LAPD 77th precinct urged the audience to use the resources available at the Center. United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters presented the Church with a certificate of special recognition on behalf of Congress. Congresswoman Karen Bass wrote a message acknowledging the Church for "its many humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs for the benefit of South Los Angeles." Live Entertainment was provided by local talent including the Community Center's own staff.
The Church of Scientology Community Center features a 380-seat event hall, the L. Ron Hubbard Community Auditorium, designed for community events and as a meeting ground for residents of all denominations.
The Center includes numerous classrooms and seminar facilities for a full range of civic programs, including a complete literacy and tutoring center. It is open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday.