Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence!
Liberia Economic & Social Development, Inc. is a Community Development Corporation (CDC) and a Community Based Organization that provides certain services to low-income children and families to address family needs, such as career counseling, employment training, job retention, affordable housing, food, and childcare.
Since its inception in 1981, LES has demonstrated a capacity to improve economic conditions in its target area. The agency is credited with several achievements, especially with the ensuring of public/private sector commitment to area residents. The success is attributed to the collaboration, cooperation, support and resolution of numerous partnerships over the years.
“No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.”
3220 N. 24th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33020
1981 – Henry Graham founded and organized Liberia Economic & Social Development, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida.
2001 – Donation from Jim Moran Foundation to support the community outreach programs.
2005 – Liberia Economic & Social Development, Inc. grows to feed more than 5,000 families in a single year and continued to raise funds from non-corporate and corporate donors.
2008 – LES begin providing the Construction Training Program to local residents which aided in obtaining employment.
2011 – Henry Graham recognized as one of the top humanitarians in the Broward County. Liberia Economic & Social Development, Inc. working endlessly to achieve effective and lasting change for people feeling the pain of deficiency. Come grow with us!!!
2015 – LES was approved as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHD for the State of Florida. This designation allowed LES to development affordable housing state wide for low to moderate income families.
2020 – Henry Graham was selected as a recipient for the Community Development Pioneer Award by AT&T. The award honored African American achievers that tireless give back to their community.
We need people to volunteer to work with LES. At a time of social need, when Americans of all ages are looking for ways to give back, LES wants to be ready to engage all those who answer the call to serve.
When you volunteer for us each year, WE CAN make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.
LES will continue to explore the path set forward in providing relief to our community and we look for ways to leverage our strengths as a means to giving back and work with others to make a bigger difference together than we might otherwise make alone.
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate, improve, and feed the communities in which we serve.