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Upcoming Events

Apr
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6:30 pm A Supreme Evening with Urban Com... @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
A Supreme Evening with Urban Com... @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Supreme Evening with Urban Compass @ Los Angeles River Center and Gardens | Los Angeles | California | United States
Come on and see about us! Become an Event Sponsor today! Purchase your tickets! This year’s A Supreme Evening gala event will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Los Angeles River Center[...]

News

Check out news, events, and success happening at Urban Compass!

Save the Date for A Supreme Evening!

Our annual spring gala is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for “A Supreme Evening” on April 27, 2017 at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens. Each year, Urban Compass celebrates its youth programs while paying tribute to a music icon....

Urban Compass featured on CBS 2 and KCAL 9!

Urban Compass is proud to be featured on the People Making a Difference segment on CBS 2 News! Check out the great feature of our college and student volunteers/mentors who inspire our Watts youth and help make our programs such a success. Click the video...

Help us Jingle All the Way to $50K!

Urban Compass Holiday Matching Donation Opportunity! We are excited to announce that an All-Star group of generous individuals have teamed up to match all donations to Urban Compass up to $25,000! Thanks to these Secret Santas, Urban Compass may receive up to a total...

Meet the New UC Bunch!

Make a Back to School donation today to put these future college graduates on a path to academic success with Urban Compass! We want to introduce you to the new little squad members who are thrilled to join our programs this year! Most are the little brothers and...

LA Dodgers Foundation supports UC Kids!

Urban Compass is excited to announce that we are an official grantee of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation! Through an investment of $10,000, Urban Compass will receive vital support for our after-school programs, specifically our literacy and blended learning...

Full STEAM Ahead for Summer!

Our 11th academic year has come to an end and we are so grateful for another year of student improvement, and being embraced by the Watts community! All homework has been submitted, all tests are completed, and culminations have been celebrated with our families…and,...

2nd Annual Family Achievement Brunch

With yummy food from the Watts Coffee House and a room full of our families and students, we had a blast recognizing our achievements and academic improvement at our 2nd Annual Family Achievement Brunch. Awards were presented for attendance, homework completion,...

It was truly a Wonderful Night!

Wow! What a night! We thank all of our guests for joining and supporting us on April 27th at the LA River Center and Gardens…and we mean it from the bottom of our hearts!  We are overjoyed at all the love we received as we celebrated our student programs and...

Urban Compass named LMU Community Partner of the Year!

Urban Compass and Executive Director, Xochiltl Bravo, were honored with the Community Partner of the Year award from Loyola Marymount University! Staff and our Crimson Circle friends joined us in being honored at the Riordan Community Service Awards luncheon on April...

Join us for A Night of Wonder on April 27th!

Each year Urban Compass celebrates a music icon or fun genre as we share our work and accomplishments serving the youth of Los Angeles. We hope you will join us in April for another amazing night as we pay tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder and our Urban Compass...

First Annual Family Math Night!

Our first ever Urban Compass Family Math Night was a hit! On Wednesday, April 6th, students and their families rotated between various math game stations led by Vebum Dei high school and Loyola Marymount University student volunteers. Students enjoyed playing board...

Urban Compass in the LA Sentinel!

To honor our decade of service in Watts, Urban Compass was featured in the Los Angeles Sentinel with a great article on our origins and mission to serve our community! “This is 10 years of academic help and social engagement that these kids have had with each...

Team Urban Compass rocks the LA BIG 5K!

Urban Compass was a proud, official charity partner of the LA BIG 5K race at Dodger Stadium on 2/13/16. Students, staff, volunteers, and new Urban Compass friends all reached that finish line together! This was the first official race for our kids who were thrilled to...

Urban Compass Launches 1:1 iPad Program

Thanks to the generosity of The Water Buffalo Club and their partners, Urban Compass will launch a 1:1 iPad program in 2016! This donation includes an iPad for each student! Focusing on reading and math support, Urban Compass will engage students in fun blended...

Celebrating a Decade of Service!

What a wonderful evening under the stars at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens! Our The Best is Yet to Come, Rat Pack-inspired event was a huge success. The Ain’t that a Kick in the Head whiskey tasting, Sammy Davis Jr.’s cigar bar, Luck Be a Lady live auction,...