Denise Fairchild is the Founder and President of Community Development Technologies Center, a training, applied research and technical assistance organization specializing in community development strategies. In partnership with L.A. Trade Tech College, CD Tech has developed the nation’s first program in community development at the community college level. Other groundbreaking work includes the creation of an Individual Development Account (IDA) program for low-wage workers to save for a house, a business, or educational opportunities. Prior to starting CD Tech in 1994, Dr. Fairchild was the Director of the Los Angeles Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
Denise Fairchild is now with Emerald Cities Collaborative.