Urban Palm Springs is a platform to learn about and interact around business, political & cultural news, events, visitors information, non-profit organizations and more related to the Greater Palm Springs region
As part of our focus Urban Palm Springs is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations. We do this by sponsoring and organizing events designed to educate our Coachella Valley and society as a whole about the importance of Black History and contributions made to society by African-Americans
Deiter Crawford is the CEO and Founder of Urban Palm Springs and has spent the Majority of his Adult life as a Community Activist and Civil Right Advocate working with government agencies, private industry, and nonprofits.
Born and Raised in Palm Springs, Deiter is a Loma Linda University San Manuel Gateway College Trained Community Health Worker who works at Savas Health as a Clinical Community Health Worker. He holds a Solar Photovoltaic Principles and Applications Certificate from College of the Desert and is a North America Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Associate.
Prior to joining Savas Health Deiter worked and consulted as a Community Organizer from 2005-2020. During that time, he worked in partnership with Desert Highland Gateway Health and Wellness Committee, Desert Healthcare District, Loma Linda University Health, UCR School of Medicine, Desert Regional Medical Center and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to implement regional health strategies.
As an Organizer, he has an unique viewpoint of our political process, having worked on multiple campaigns. Today, his prolific knowledge of the region and his political experience has him briefing business leaders and policy makers throughout California.
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2-3hrs. $125 per person
This tour will introduce you to Black pioneers of our city. See the works of renowned architect Paul R. Williams. Learn about land developer Lawrence Crossley. Tour concludes at Desert Highland Gateway Estates - Palm Springs’ only predominately Black Neighborhood