About Urban Compass
Urban Compass is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided free youth programs in Watts since 2004. We just celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2015! Urban Compass was established to address the bleak outcomes and combat the dismal statistics affecting children and youth in Watts and South Central Los Angeles. Focusing on mentorship from high school and college students, family engagement, core academic support, exciting field trips, and engaging enrichment activities, we offer free after-school and summer programs for elementary students to help them navigate through elementary school and beyond, keeping them out of gangs, and on a path to college and a positive future. Urban Compass works with 50 students at a time and supports the same families through each of their crucial elementary school years to improve school attendance, family engagement, homework completion, reading and core academic performance, and create a solid foundation for a successful college pathway!