From its conception in 1947, the state-wide Community Service Organization (CSO) fostered a mission to the Mexican-American community to serve as a grassroots organization promoting empowerment. The organization was founded and grew through the efforts of Fred Ross, Edward Roybal, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Herman Gallegos, and Tony Rios, under the auspices of Saul Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). In an effort to balance the resources allocated to Mexican-Americans, the CSO promoted voter registration and a citizenship campaign. A major victory for the Los Angeles Chapter of the CSO came in 1949 with the election of Edward Roybal to the Los Angles City Council. This booklet celebrates and recognizes these and other accomplishments of the CSO from 1947 to 1995. 11 in. x 8.5 in.